SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California voters would know more about who’s paying for campaign advertising under a bill lawmakers are sending to Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Assembly on Friday approved a bill requiring ballot measure committees and independent expenditure committees to prominently display the names of their top three donors.
AB249 also requires clearer disclosure of donors behind campaign committees that bill supporters say may have misleading names. The California Clean Money Campaign, which sought the legislation, says no other states’ disclosure laws include that provision.
Supporters say the bill will help voters make better, more informed decisions.
Republicans say the bill should require labor unions to disclose individual members who contribute. Only the union would be listed under the bill, not its members.
The Assembly gave final approval on a 55-12 vote.
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