California Extends Campaign Contribution Restrictions to Local Elected Officials

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California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1439, legislation that expands existing campaign prohibition for state and local agencies and applies it to local elected agencies, such as city councils and boards of supervisors, across the state.  The law also expands the timeframe prohibiting specific contributions following an official’s action from three months to 12 months.  Elected officials can return campaign donations within 14 days of finding out about a contribution that would prohibit a vote, which would allow them to vote on the item.


The law will take effect on January 1, 2023.

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