(a) "Controlled committee" means a committee that is controlled directly or indirectly by a candidate or state measure proponent or that acts jointly with a candidate, controlled committee, or state measure proponent in connection with the making of expenditures. A candidate or state measure proponent controls a committee if he or she, his or her agent, or any other committee he or she controls has a significant influence on the actions or decisions of the committee.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a political party committee, as defined in Section 85205, is not a controlled committee.
(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 102, Sec. 2.)