Update: California DISCLOSE Act AB 1648 to be voted on as early as August 6, 2012
After falling two votes short of a two-thirds majority in the California State Assembly last January, the next generation of the California Disclose Act (sponsored and authored by the Clean Money Campaign and Assembly member Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica) has returned to the California State Assembly floor as AB1648. The Green Chamber strongly supports the adoption of this revised bill which modeled after the former Federal Disclose bill, calls for greater transparency in public elections. Such a landmark bill would dramatically level the playing field for all California constituents, particularly those in the sustainable business community.
As California legislators return from recess and new legislation begins its descent to the Assembly floor as early as August 6th, the fate of AB1648 will ultimately be decided by August 31st when all legislation must clear both houses. Amended as an urgency bill, the bill would be effective immediately upon enactment after reaching a two-thirds majority vote in both houses. If AB1648 passes successfully through the State Assembly this session, it will give constituents a new opportunity to voice their support for the bill in Senate committee hearings taking place throughout August.
Please find more details on the California Disclose Act from the California Clean Money Campaign below:
- NEW ENDORSEMENTS: There are two new major endorsements for AB1648 to announce: Public Citizen, the national reform leaders and the Courage Campaign, the powerful online progressive organizing network with more than 750,000 grassroots and netroots activists.
- NEW MATERIALS: The California Disclose Act website now has updated materials: The two-page overview, Democratic quotes overview, FAQ, and endorser’s documents have all been updated. Also recently updated are AB 1648 petitions and a new I Support form which has a place for people to join the social networking team.
- *The California Clean Money Campaign is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to lessening the unfair influence of Big Money on election campaigns. For further information, visit www.CAclean.org