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California Fair Elections Act Of 2008; Fair Elections Eligibility   

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(a) Participating candidates shall use their Fair Elections funds only for direct campaign purposes.

(b) A participating candidate shall not use Fair Elections funds for any of the following:

(1) Costs of legal defense or fines resulting from any campaign law enforcement proceeding under this act.

(2) Indirect campaign purposes, including, but not limited to, the following:

(A) The candidate's personal support or compensation to the candidate or the candidate's family.

(B) The candidate's personal appearance.

(C) A contribution or loan to the campaign committee of another candidate for any elective office or to a party committee or other political committee.

(D) An independent electioneering expenditure.

(E) A gift in excess of twenty-five dollars ($25) per person.

(F) Any payment or transfer for which compensating value is not received.

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