April 23, 2019

Honorable Christina Garcia
Assemblymember 58
State Capitol Room 2013
P.O. Box 942849,
Sacramento, CA 94249-0058

Re:  AB 1306

Dear Assemblymember Garcia:

The Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County (RPSLO) supports protecting taxpayers, and so is in opposition to public agencies’ misuse of taxpayer funds to campaign for ballot measures.  RPSLO strongly supports AB 1306, which would give the state political watchdog, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), authority to prosecute misuse of government funds used to conduct political campaigns.

This bill would give the FPPC authority to investigate and prosecute using civil and administrative prosecution tools currently in the FPPC’s toolbox, much as the Legislature provided the FPPC in dealing with Government Code section 1090 in 2013  (AB 1090, Ch. 560, Stats. 2013).  Under AB 1306, the FPPC would have concurrent non-criminal prosecution authority, which would not preclude the Attorney General or district attorneys from acting, or even from coordinating with or referring actions to the FPPC.

Thank you for your introduction of this important legislation.

Respectfully,

Randall Jordan
Chair
Republican Party of San Luis Obispo County (RPSLO)

cc:
Honorable Bill Monning, Senator, 17th District, State Capitol, Room 4040, Sacramento, CA 95814

Honorable Jordan Cunningham, Assemblymember, 35th District, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249

Honorable Alice Germond, Chair, Fair Political Practices Commission, 1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, CA 95811

Honorable Allison Hayward, Commissioner, Fair Political Practices Commission, 1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, CA 95811

Honorable Brian Hatch, Commissioner, Fair Political Practices Commission, 1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, CA 95811

Honorable Frank Cardenas, Esq., Commissioner, Fair Political Practices Commission, 1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, CA 95811

Phillip Ung, Legislative Coordinator, Fair Political Practices Commission, 1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, CA 95811

Mandi Strella, Honorable Christina Garcia, Assemblymember, 58th District,

State Capitol, Room 2013, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249