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California Fair Elections Act Of 2008; Fair Elections Eligibility   

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(a) During the primary and general election campaign periods, a participating candidate who has voluntarily agreed to participate in, and has become eligible for, Fair Elections benefits, shall not accept private contributions from any source other than the candidate's political party as specified in Section 91123.

(b) During the qualifying period and the primary and general election campaign periods, a participating candidate who has voluntarily agreed to participate in, and has become eligible for, Fair Elections benefits shall not solicit or receive contributions for any other candidate or for any political party or other political committee.

(c) No person shall make a contribution in the name of another person. A participating candidate who receives a qualifying contribution or a seed money contribution that is not from the person listed on the receipt required by subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 91071 shall be liable to pay the commission the entire amount of the inaccurately identified contribution, in addition to any penalties.

(d) During the primary and general election campaign periods, a participating candidate shall pay for all of the candidate's campaign expenditures, except petty cash expenditures, by means of a "Fair Elections Debit Card" issued by the commission, as authorized under Section 91137.

(e) Participating candidates shall furnish complete campaign records to the commission upon request. Candidates shall cooperate with any audit or examination by the commission, the Franchise Tax Board, or any enforcement agency.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 735, Sec. 4.)