Payments Made at the Behest of a City Officer

A behested payment is a payment made at the request of a government official to a third party. Behested payments are made principally for legislative, governmental, or charitable purposes, rather than for personal or campaign purposes.

State law requires elected officials in California to disclose behested payments on FPPC Form 803 after the total payments made by a single source equal to or exceed $5,000 in a calendar year.

Prior to December 23, 2022, San Francisco law required City elected officials and appointed members of boards and commissions to disclose certain behested payments on Form SFEC-3610(b).

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 here. San Francisco elected officials who solicit behested payments from a person who is not an “interested party” under local law must continue to comply with applicable State disclosure requirements described below.
Important: 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 here.

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