Institute of Governmental Advocates
AB 1783 (Levine) Lobbying
IGA Members: 

Your IGA Legislative Committee is bringing this just-amended measure to your attention and has reached out to the author’s office to secure more information. We’ll keep you posted on developments as they unfold.
AB 1783 (Levine) Lobbying: administrative actions.

Last Action
Re-referred to Com. on ELECTIONS.
Assembly • Mar 14, 2022

 Existing provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974 impose requirements on lobbyists and lobbyist employers involved in administrative actions, and generally define "administrative action" to mean, among other things, the proposal, drafting, development, consideration, amendment, enactment, or defeat by any state agency of any rule, regulation, or other action in any ratemaking or quasi-legislative proceeding. A violation of the act is a crime.
This bill would expand the definition of "administrative action" to encompass any policy or budgetary decision by a state agency. By expanding the scope of requirements imposed on lobbyists and lobbyist employers, the violation of which is subject to criminal penalties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the act may amended by statute that becomes effective upon approval of the voters.

This bill would require the Secretary of State to submit the provisions of the bill to the voters for approval at a statewide election, as specified.Statutes affected:
AB1783: 8543.1 GOV02/03/22 - Introduced: 8543.1 GOV
03/10/22 - Amended Assembly: 82002 GOV, 854...

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