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Levine Act Disclosure Requirement for Parties to a Proceeding

California Government Code section 84308 (“Levine Act”) requires a party to a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement, including all contracts other than competitively bid, labor, or personal employment contracts, to disclose any contribution of more than $250 that the party (or their agent) has made to a member of the Board of Supervisors or any Other Elected County Officer within the prior 12 months. The Levine Act also prohibits, during the proceeding and for 12 months following a final decision, a party (or their agent) from making a contribution of more than $250 to any member of the Board of Supervisors or to any Other Elected County Officer who may participate in the proceeding. 

When The Levine Act Form Must Be Completed

The form must be completed (1) by the party to a contract with the County of Santa Clara (“County”) (or that party’s agent) at the time the party submits a response to a Request for Proposals or other competitive solicitation, enters into contract negotiations with the County, or executes a contract with the County, whichever is earliest, or (2) by a party to a license, permit, or other entitlement proceeding before the County at the time the party (or their agent) submits the license, permit, or entitlement application for to the County. The requirement to submit this form applies where a party (or that party’s agent) has contributed more than $250 to a member of the Board of Supervisors, or to the Assessor, District Attorney, or Sheriff (each an “Other Elected County Officer”) if they may participate in the proceeding, within the prior 12 months of the proceeding.

The party (or their agent) must submit a supplemental form if they make any new reportable contributions while the contract, license, permit, or other entitlement is being considered. 

The party (or their agent) must also use this form if they need to correct any previously submitted form. 

Parties are solely responsible for completing this form accurately.  If you are uncertain about whether you are required to report or combine a contribution, please consult with your attorney.  

The foregoing statements do not constitute legal advice and individuals are urged to consult with their own legal counsel regarding the requirements of the law.

The completed form submitted to the County of Santa Clara is a public record.

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