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Delaware County Council Votes to Require Contractors to Reveal Political Contributions – As we noted in our Pay to Play Law Blog, the Delaware County, PA County Council voted last month to approve an ordinance requiring contractors to disclose certain political contributions. Starting April 2022, contractors wanting to conduct business in excess of $50,000 with Delaware County must disclose political contributions made within the past 24 months to Delaware County candidates, as well as certain Pennsylvania state candidates and political committees. Failure to comply with the newly-established reporting obligations could result in termination of existing municipal contracts and up to a three-year ban on doing business with the county.
San Francisco Supervisors Vote to Restrict Charitable Solicitation Activities by Public Officials – Almost two years after a public works scandal, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last month to restrict how public officials can solicit donations for their favorite charitable causes through what are commonly known as “behested payment” transactions. This legislation would prohibit elected officials and city department heads from requesting donations to charities from “interested parties,” including lobbyists, and those seeking contracts and permits from the City.
About the Political Law Playbook
Dentons’ Political Law Playbook is a monthly update on the most important developments in the areas of political law, government ethics, campaign finance, lobbying and election law. Each edition of Political Law Playbook will cast a spotlight on the unique issues at the intersection of law, policy and politics and give you a window into how the Dentons Political Law, Ethics and Disclosure team can help you navigate the compliance challenges you face.
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