Under the California Political Reform Act, no public official or employee at any level of state or local government shall make, participate in making or in any way attempt to use his or her official position to influence a governmental decision in which he or she has a financial interest. Disclosure and disqualification requirements extend to "consultants" to governmental agencies.

The materials below are being made available for informational purposes. As noted, not all government contractors are consultants and determinations often require a case-by-case review.

Consultants and public officials with questions about disclosure and disqualification requirements should consult the California Fair Political Practices Commission, which administers the Political Reform Act.

Consultants Under the Political Reform Act, pdf

FAQs for Consultants, pdf