or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Key Votes

AB 583 - Public Financing of Elections - Key Vote

California Key Votes

Doug LaMalfa voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Doug LaMalfa made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Public Financing of Elections

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (42-32) - (Key vote)

Title: Public Financing of Elections

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes the Fair Elections Fund using the fees charged to lobbyists to provide eligible candidates for Secretary of State with the option of public financing beginning January 1, 2011.

Highlights:
- Requires lobbyists to pay a $700 licensing fee to the Secretary of State every two years, of which $25 shall be deposited in the General Fund and the remaining amount will be deposited in the Fair Elections Fund [sec. 1 (a)]. - Specifies that in order to be eligible for public financing, a major-party candidate candidate must collect 7,500 five-dollar contributions and file a declaration with the Fair Political Practices Commission stating that he or she will not accept or spend private contributions that are not approved by this Act [sec. 4 (91071) (a)]. - Specifies that in order to be eligible for public financing, a non-major-party candidate must collect at least 3,750 five-dollar contributions and file a declaration with the Fair Political Practices Commission stating that he or she will not accept or spend private contributions that are not approved by this Act [sec. 4 (31073) (a)]. - Allows independent candidates who did not run in a primary to qualify for major-party candidate financing if they collect at least 15,000 five-dollar donations [sec. 4 (91073) (b)]. - Appropriates $1 million from the Fair Elections Fund to each eligible major-party candidate in a primary election, and $200,000 to non-major-party candidate [sec. 4 (91099) (a)]. - Appropriates $1.3 million from the Fair Elections Fund to each eligible major-party candidate, and $325,000 to each non-major-party candidate [sec. 4 (91099) (b)]. - Prohibits the use of funds to pay for legal defense costs and fines stemming from campaign law enforcement, or indirect campaign purposes, including personal or family support, independent electioneering, and contributions to other candidates or political committees [sec. 4 (91083) (a) (1)]. - Classifies violations of this Act as a misdemeanor [sec. 4 (91145)]. - Terminates the provisions of the Act on January1, 2019 [sec. 4 (91157)].
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (21-18) - (Key vote)

Title: Public Financing of Elections

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Fair Elections Fund using the fees charged to lobbyists to provide eligible candidates for Secretary of State with the option of public financing beginning January 1, 2011.

Highlights:
- Requires lobbyists to pay a $700 licensing fee to the Secretary of State every two years, of which $25 shall be deposited in the General Fund and the remaining amount will be deposited in the Fair Elections Fund [sec. 1 (a)]. - Specifies that in order to be eligible for public financing, a major-party candidate candidate must collect 7,500 five-dollar contributions and file a declaration with the Fair Political Practices Commission stating that he or she will not accept or spend private contributions that are not approved by this Act [sec. 4 (91071) (a)]. - Specifies that in order to be eligible for public financing, a non-major-party candidate must collect at least 3,750 five-dollar contributions and file a declaration with the Fair Political Practices Commission stating that he or she will not accept or spend private contributions that are not approved by this Act [sec. 4 (31073) (a)]. - Allows independent candidates who did not run in a primary to qualify for major-party candidate financing if they collect at least 15,000 five-dollar donations [sec. 4 (91073) (b)]. - Appropriates $1 million from the Fair Elections Fund to each eligible major-party candidate in a primary election, and $200,000 to non-major-party candidate [sec. 4 (91099) (a)]. - Appropriates $1.3 million from the Fair Elections Fund to each eligible major-party candidate, and $325,000 to each non-major-party candidate [sec. 4 (91099) (b)]. - Prohibits the use of funds to pay for legal defense costs and fines stemming from campaign law enforcement, or indirect campaign purposes, including personal or family support, independent electioneering, and contributions to other candidates or political committees [sec. 4 (91083) (a) (1)]. - Classifies violations of this Act as a misdemeanor [sec. 4 (91145)]. - Terminates the provisions of the Act on January1, 2019 [sec. 4 (91157)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (45-34) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Public Financing of Elections

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes the Fair Elections Fund using the fees charged to lobbyists to provide eligible candidates for Secretary of State with the option of public financing beginning January 1, 2011.

Sponsors

  • Loni Hancock (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • James T. 'Jim' Beall Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patty Berg (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia Brownley (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark DeSaulnier (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Eng (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Noreen Evans (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary Hayashi (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jared William Huffman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Jones (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sheila James Kuehl (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John S. Laird (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark R. Leno (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted W. Lieu (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fiona Ma (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carole V. Migden (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eugene R. 'Gene' Mullin (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jenny Oropeza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Perata (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Curren De Mille Price Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lori Saldaña (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sandré R. Swanson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alberto Torrico (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lois Wolk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
Back to top