Behested Payments – Donors and Recipients

<div class=”callout”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>Please Note: Effective January 23, 2022, San Francisco City law bans certain officials, including elected officials, from soliciting any behested payments from persons defined in the law as an “interested party.” For more information click <a href=”https://sfethics.org/compliance/behested-payments” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>here</a>. San Francisco elected officials who solicit behested payments from a person who is <u>not</u> an “interested party” under local law must continue to comply with applicable State disclosure requirements described below.</span></strong></div>
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<div class=”callout”><strong><span style=”font-size: small;”>Important Note: The City’s new law does not change existing disclosure requirements for elected officials under California State law that apply to behested payments they solicit from persons who are not defined as an “interested party.” State law continues to require elected officials report all behested payments of $5,000 or more made at their behest. Such payments are reported to the official’s agency on the State Form 803. For more information about this requirement, click <a href=”https://sfethics.org/compliance/city-officers/reporting-behested-payments-state-requirements-elected-officials” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>here</a>.</span></strong></div>

How to File

To file forms described aboveselect the applicable form number below to access the electronic form. If you run out of space on the form and are unable to include all of the information that you are required to disclose, you must file a supplemental form that includes the remaining information. Be sure to include the same identifying information on the supplemental form as in the original to allow the Ethics Commission to connect the two forms.  

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