On January 1, 2019, local laws went into effect that established new public disclosure requirements for bundled campaign contributions. Under San Francisco Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code Section 1.125, any committee controlled by a City elective officer or candidate for City elective office that receives contributions totaling $5,000 or more that have been bundled by a single individual is required to disclosure the name, occupation, employer, and mailing address of the person who bundled the contributions; a list of the contributions bundled by that person; and, if the individual who bundled the contributions is a member of a City board or commission, the name of the board or commission on which that person serves, and the names of any City officers who appointed or nominated that person to the board or commission.
For the purpose of this filing, “bundle” shall mean delivering or transmitting contributions, other than one’s own or one’s spouse’s, except for campaign administrative activities and any actions by the candidate that a candidate committee is supporting performed by paid or volunteer staff, a campaign consultant whose payment is disclosed on the committee’s campaign statements, or such campaign consultant’s paid employees.
Filings by Committees Controlled by a City elective officer or candidate for City elective office
When to file
The committee must file Form SFEC-125 no later than the deadline to file the semi-annual or pre-election campaign statement that must report the bundled contribution that makes the cumulative total $5,000 or more. This includes any bundled contributions received after a committee has already reported contributions bundled by the same individual on a new Form SFEC-125, which is due no later than the deadline to file the semi-annual or pre-election campaign statement that must report the contribution(s).
How to File
To file Form SFEC-125, you must use the electronic link located at the bottom of this webpage . If you run out of space and are unable to include all of the information that you are required to disclose, you must make a supplemental filing that includes the remaining information. Be sure to include the same identifying information on the supplemental filing as in the original to allow the Ethics Commission to connect the information.
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