The Public Disclosure Commission pursued several policy changes in the 2020 session. The agency's requests are contained in SB 6361 and HB 2772. They would:

  • Reform personal financial affairs disclosure (F-1) reporting to eliminate needless hurdles for filers, and expanding disclosure to help the public assess potential conflicts of interest.
  • Amend the false advertising prohibition to require greater disclosure when a sponsor cites past endorsements and advocates the election of candidates who are not seeking the office.
  • Empower the PDC to meet emerging needs by giving it project-based spending authority for the Transparency Account that was created by the Legislature in 2018.
  • Allow commissioners to participate in campaign activities they don't regulate and to advocate or lobby on matters that don't involve the Legislature or state agencies.