The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Com’n, 130 S. Ct. 876 (2010) continues. Earlier this week, California State Senator Noreen Evans introduced a bill, SB 982, to require corporations to issue a report on planned political spending as well as expenditures for the previous fiscal year. The report must include the following:
• A description of the political activities.
• The name of the person, candidate, committee, or political party, or a description of the political cause, to which each contribution or expenditure was made.
• The aggregate amount of the contribution or contributions and expenditure or expenditures for each candidate, ballot measure campaign, signature-gathering effort on behalf of a ballot measure, political party, or political action committee.
• If a contribution or expenditure was made in support of or in opposition to a candidate, the office sought by the candidate and the political party affiliation of the candidate.
• If a contribution or expenditure was made for or against a ballot measure, a description of the ballot measure and a statement as to whether the contribution or expenditure was made in support of or in opposition to the ballot measure.
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