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In addition to the campaign statements required by Section 84200, elected officers, candidates, and committees shall file preelection statements as follows:

(a) During an even-numbered year, all candidates for elective state office being voted upon in the statewide direct primary election or the statewide general election, their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose an elected state officer or a state candidate being voted upon shall file the applicable preelection statements specified in Section 84200.7 or 84200.8. All elected state officers who, during the applicable reporting periods covered by Section 84200.7 or 84200.8, contribute to any committee required to report receipts, expenditures, or contributions pursuant to this title, or make an independent expenditure, shall file the applicable preelection statements specified in Section 84200.7 or 84200.8. However, a candidate for an office that is not being voted upon in the November election, his or her controlled committee, and any committee primarily formed to support or oppose that candidate is not required to file statements in connection with the November election pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 84200.7 unless, during the reporting periods covered by Section 84200.7, the candidate, his or her controlled committee, or any committee primarily formed to support or oppose that candidate contributes to any committee required to report receipts, expenditures, or contributions pursuant to this title or makes independent expenditures.

(b) During an even-numbered year, all candidates not specified in subdivision (a) who are running for offices being voted upon on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June or November, their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose those candidates or a measure being voted upon on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the preelection statements specified in subdivision (a) of Section 84200.7 in the case of a June election, or subdivision (b) of Section 84200.7 in the case of a November election.

(c) All candidates for offices being voted upon on a date other than the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year, their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate or a measure being voted upon on a date other than the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the preelection statements specified in Section 84200.8.

(d) During an election period for the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System or the Teachers' Retirement Board, all candidates for these boards, their controlled committees, and committees primarily formed to support or oppose the candidates shall file the preelection statements specified in Section 84200.9.

(e) In an even-numbered year in which the statewide direct primary election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June, a state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013, other than a political party committee as defined in Section 85205, shall file the preelection statements specified in Section 84200.7 if it makes contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the preelection statement. A state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013 is not required to file the statements specified in Section 84200.7.

(f) During an even-numbered year in which the statewide direct primary election is held on a date other than the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June, a state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013, other than a political party committee as defined in Section 85205, shall file the preelection statements specified in Section 84200.8 if it makes contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the preelection statement. A state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013 is not required to file the statements specified in Section 84200.8.

(g) During an election period for the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System or the Teachers' Retirement Board, a state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 82013 shall file the preelection statements specified in Section 84200.9 if it makes contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the preelection statement to support or oppose a candidate, or a committee primarily formed to support or oppose a candidate, on the ballot for the Board of Administration of the Public Employees' Retirement System or the Teachers' Retirement Board. A state or county general purpose committee formed pursuant to subdivision (b) or (c) of Section 82013 is not required to file the statements specified in Section 84200.9.

(h) A political party committee as defined in Section 85205 shall file the applicable preelection statements specified in Section 84200.7 or 84200.8 in connection with a state election if the committee receives contributions totaling one thousand dollars ($1,000) or more, or if it makes contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more, during the period covered by the preelection statement.

(i) City general purpose committees shall file statements as follows:

(1) City general purpose committees in a city that has an election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the statements specified in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 84200.7 for the six-month period in which the city election is held, if they make contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the preelection statement.

(2) City general purpose committees in a city that has an election on a date other than the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June or November of an even-numbered year shall file the preelection statements specified in Section 84200.8 if they make contributions or independent expenditures totaling five hundred dollars ($500) or more during the period covered by the preelection statement.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 633, Sec. 6.)