Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Regulations to San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code – Campaign Finance and Conflict of Interest Section 3.600 et seq

July 31, 2019

Regulation 3.610-1. Filing of Behested Payments Reports
Regulation 3.620-1. Filing by Donors
Regulation 3.620-2. Notice by Donors to Recipients
Regulation 3.630-1. Filing by Recipients of Major Behested Payments

Regulation 3.610-1: Filing of Behested Payment Reports

Any officer who is required to file a behested payment report pursuant to section 3.610 shall do so by filing Form SFEC-3.610b with the Ethics Commission. The Commission may require that this form be filed in electronic format.

Regulation 3.620-1: Filing by Donors

(a) Any interested party who is required to file a report pursuant to section 3.620 must do so by filing Form SFEC-3.620a with the Ethics Commission. The Commission may require that this form be filed in electronic format.

(b) If an interested party has previously filed a Form SFEC-3.620a and, during the same calendar year, subsequently makes an additional behested payment at the behest of the same officer, the interested party must file an additional Form SFEC-3.620a only if the interested party 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-3.620a.

(c) Only behested payments subject to disclosure under section 3.610 may trigger the potential reporting required under section 3.620.

(d) An interested party shall file the disclosure required under section 3.620 only if the interested party has made behested payments totaling $10,000 in a calendar year at the behest of a single officer or agents of that officer.

Regulation 3.620-2: Notice by Donors to Recipients

(a) When a person making a behested payment notifies the recipient of the payment that the payment is a behested payment, as required by section 3.620(b), the person must notify the recipient of the name and title of the official at whose behest the payment is made.

Regulation 3.630-1: Filing by Recipients of Major Behested Payments

(a) Any person who is required under section 3.630(a)(1) or 3.630(a)(2) to disclose information about behested payments received shall do so by filing Form SFEC-3.630 with the Ethics Commission. The Commission may require that this form be filed in electronic format.

(b) When disclosing on the Form SFEC-3.630 how the funds received through behested payments were spent, a filer must retain records or documentation sufficient to substantiate such disclosure. If funds received through the behested payment(s) were not earmarked or otherwise used for a specific purpose, a filer may report such spending using last- in-first-out accounting from the time that the recipient received the behested payment(s).

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