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CAMPAIGN FUNDING. STATUTORY INITIATIVE. Measure limits political contributions to a candidate for public office to $1000 from each person, $2500 from each political committee, and $5000 from a political party and each "broad based political committee," as defined. Permits stricter local limits. Limits gifts and honoraria to elected officials to $1000 from each single source per year. Prohibits transfer of funds between candidates or their controlled committees. Prohibits sending any newsletter or other mass mailing, as defined, at public expense. Prohibits public officials using and candidates accepting public funds for the purpose of seeking elective office. Contains other provisions. Summary of initiative by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Net savings to the state would amount to approximately $700,000 annually resulting from an increase in enforcement costs offset by a larger savings resulting from the prohibition on public newsletters and mass mailings. Local governments could incur unknown savings from the prohibition on public newsletters and mass mailings and on public financing of campaign expenses where such financing is presently authorized by a local government.


Senator Quentin L. Kopp, 68 Country Club Drive, San Francisco, California 94132 (916) 445-0503; Senator Joseph Montoya, 810 Dovey Avenue, Whittier, California 90601 (916) 445-3386; Assemblyman Ross Johnson, 424 West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, California 92632 (916) 445-7448



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