Assembly approves greater disclosure for campaigns

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Updated: 8/24/2014 8:33 am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are sending legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown to force greater disclosure in political campaigns.

The Assembly on Thursday passed two bills aimed at giving voters more information.

AB400 requires initiative petitions to clearly state the top five donors who gave more than $10,000 apiece to fund the signature-gathering effort. The legislation by Democratic Assemblyman Paul Fong of Cupertino passed 47-22.

The Assembly also approved AB510 by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco. It requires campaign commercials to disclose when paid actors appear in ads as doctors, teachers or other professionals.

Ammiano's term in the Assembly ends this year. He joked that when the legislative session ends next week, he will no longer be an Assembly member but will play one on TV. The bill passed 54-17.


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