Behested payments are donations made to a government agency or charity at the request of an elected official for a legislative, governmental or charitable purpose. (Gov. Code § 82015(b)(2)(B)(iii)) Behested payments are not considered gifts, but must be disclosed if donations from a single source in a calendar year equal or exceed $5,000. The Fair Political Practices Commission provides Form 803 to facilitate the reporting of behested payments. Form 803s are kept on file by the Clerk of the Board’s office and the Registrar of Voters.
Attached is the template FPPC Form 803 – Behested Payment Report.