Introduced by Rep. Marty Knollenberg (R) on October 12, 2011 To prohibit a political candidate committee from using campaign contributions to defend or pay the legal costs of an elected or appointed official in a civil or criminal action, except for cases involving campaign finance issues, a recall campaign, a recount, or actions that tangibly benefit the nomination or election of the candidate. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Redistricting and Elections Committee on October 12, 2011
Reported in the House on March 6, 2012 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. David Nathan (D) on March 13, 2012 To broaden the exceptions the bill would allow to the proposed prohibition.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 13, 2012