FPPC Smartphone app lets CA lawmakers track special interest gifts

by - April 25, 2013

Having trouble keeping track of all those concert tickets, reception tabs and bottles of wine you have to report as gifts as a California elected official or legislative staffer? There's an app for that. The Fair Political Practices Commission is set to unveil a new smartphone app to let officials record receipts of reportable gifts from special interests in real time. The log could be exported when the time comes to file an annual statement of economic interest form detailing all the gifts from the past year, a function FPPC officials hope will make complying with the disclosure rules easier.

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