The Fair Political Practices Commission has primary responsibility for the impartial administration, implementation, and enforcement of the Political Reform Act of 1974, as amended by the voters and Legislature. The purpose of the Act is to restore confidence in governmental processes. The major objectives of the Commission are to:
- Provide education about the Act and its requirements to the public and the regulated community including public officials, candidates, and lobbyists, and assist with compliance.
- Ensure that election campaign contribution and expenditure data is fully and accurately disclosed so that the voters may be fully informed.
- Enforce the provisions of the Act and regulations fairly and with due process.
- Regulate the activities of lobbyists and disclose their finances.
- Provide for the disclosure of assets and income of public officials, which may affect their official actions, to avoid conflicts of interest or appearances of impropriety.