On October 24, 2013, the California Fair Political Practices Commission announced a settlement in the case of secret money donated to the campaign to defeat Proposition 30 and support Proposition 32 in the November 2012 election. The settlement includes a record $1 million fine, based on two donations, one for $4 million, and one for $11 million. Neither of these donations were properly reported according to California law.
In order to ensure that cases like this are not repeated, the FPPC sponsored SB 27 (Correa), which will ensure that the original sources of all political donations are reported. The bill is poised for action when the legislature returns in January. The League will be working to ensure its quick passage.
The Sacramento Bee story is here.