A nonprofit campaign reform group has named several
assembly members and state senators as "champions" of
campaign reform legislation.
California Clean Money Action Fund, which runs a "Clean
Money Campaign," endorsed five bills that would tighten
disclosure and accountability requirements in campaigns.
The nonprofit released a scorecard that reviews
legislators' votes for the bill.
The advocacy fund found Democrats "voted in favor of
disclosure" 98 percent of the time, while Republicans voted
in favor 24 percent of the time.
Local assemblymen Luis Alejo and Bill Monning both voted in
favor of all five accountability bills.
The nonprofit lauded "Clean Money Champions" Assembly
members Julia Brownley, D-Oak Park; Paul Fong, D-Mountain
View; Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park; and Jerry Hill, D-San
Mateo. The same title went to Senators Loni Hancock,
D-Oakland; Mark Leno, D-San Francisco; Fran Pavley,
D-Agoura Hills; Leland Yee, D-San Francisco; Lou Correa,
D-Santa Ana; Ted Lieu, D-Torrance; and Mark DeSaulnier,
Two bills were signed into law, one was vetoed by Gov.
Jerry Brown, and the other two fell short on the assembly
AB 1148 and AB 1648, also known as the California DISCLOSE
Act, would have required ads for ballot measures and ads
paid for by independent expenditures to show their top
three funders. The bills didn't make it past the
SB 334 would have added ballot measure spending disclosure
to the ballot pamphlet. It was passed, but vetoed by the
SB 448 stops slate mailers from using public safety
organization emblems and logos without their permission. AB
481 increases disclosure requirements for individual
expenditures. These bills were signed into law.