Filings by Donors of Behested Payments

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.

 

Prior to December 23, 2022, under City law, if behested payments required to be disclosed under SF C&GCC Section 3.610 were made at a City officer’s behest, the donors and recipients of such payments may have been required to file public disclosures regarding the payments if:

  • they make a behested payment, or series of behested payments in a single calendar year of $10,000 or more at the behest of an officer. The donor only needs to make this disclosure if the donor is an “interested party” in a proceeding involving the officer that solicited the payment(s);
  • a donor previously filed a Form SFEC 3620 and during the same calendar year, subsequently makes an additional behested payment at the behest of the same officer, the donor must file an additional Form SFEC-3620 only if the donor has become involved in additional proceedings or made additional contacts that were not disclosed pursuant to section 3.620(a)(1)-(3) on the initial Form SFEC 3620.

Under City law, these donor filing requirements applied to donors of payments behested by elected officials, and board and commission members only.

Filings are made electronically and PDFs are publicly accessible via links in the filings table below.  In addition, the contents of each filing is parsed into multiple datasets.

View SFEC Form 3620 Filings by Donors of Behested Payments

January 2019 to Present

SFEC Form 3620 filings are accessible via SF Open Data:

SFEC Form 3620 Filings
SFEC Form 3620 Payees Subtable

This dataset includes a parsed sub-table of payees reported on a SFEC Form 3620 filing. The dataset can be joined with the above filings dataset to research payees included on a filing.

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