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Requires public employee unions to fund political activities from separate fund registered as political committee. Solicitation of funds from employees must disclose that contributions are voluntary, and the political purpose of fund. Unions must obtain written confirmation that employee received disclosure. Prohibits use of union dues/fees for political activities. Creates exception for union's direct communication with members and expenditures for charitable organizations or health care insurance. Union expenditure records must be submitted to Fair Political Practices Commission, but are not subject to public disclosure. Establishes criminal/civil penalties for violations. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Probably minor state implementation costs, potentially offset in part by revenues from fees and/or fines.
Lewis K. Uhler
Failed to Qualify
Political Activities of Public Employee Unions. Funding. Initiative Statute. California Initiative 1091 (2005).