The Legislature finds and declares as follows:
(a) The people of California enacted one of the nation's most comprehensive campaign and lobbying financial disclosure laws when they voted for Proposition 9, the Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative statute.
(b) Public access to campaign and lobbying disclosure information is a vital and integral component of a fully informed electorate.
(c) Advances in technology have made it viable for disclosure statements and reports required by the Political Reform Act to be filed online and placed on the Internet, thereby maximizing availability to the public.
(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 866, Sec. 1.)