News from Ethics Agencies

Last Updated April 1, 2021

Fair Political Practices Commission News

The Fair Political Practices Commission has updated the rules regarding the filing of expanded Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) for public officials who serve in multiple positions. Link to fact sheet.

Federal Election Commission News

Members of Congress now will be permitted to use campaign funds to hire bodyguards, according to a new ruling from the Federal Election Commission. Link to article

Los Angeles City Ethics Commission News

In February 2021, the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission approved five stipulated orders, imposing substantial fines, totaling $162,500, for the failure of two entities and their affiliated individuals to register as lobbyists and file disclosure reports in violation of the City’s Municipal Lobbying Ordinance. Link to press release

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission has adjusted the contribution limits and thresholds in the City’s campaign finance law. The new limits apply beginning with any City election for which the fundraising window opens after March 1, 2021. The adjusted limits do not apply to elections for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education. Link to press release