Conflict of Interest Code Updates

The California Political Reform Act requires certain state and local government officials to publicly disclose their private economic interests on an official Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) form and that all government employees disqualify themselves from participating in decisions in which they have a personal financial interest. A conflict of interest code lists the position titles of those employees or officials (designated position) in an organization who are required to provide personal financial information, assigns disclosure categories to these positions, and indicates the types of economic interest which must be reported, such as investments, interests in real estate, or sources of income or gifts.

The Department of Justice revises its conflict of interest code every two years and submits it to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for approval. The FPPC is the state body that administers, interprets and enforces the California Political Reform Act. The FPPC submits revisions to its conflict of interest code to the Department of Justice for approval. An agency's conflict of interest code has the force of law and any violation of the code by a designated employee is deemed a violation of the California Political Reform Act.

Notice Register Publication Date: February 16, 2024

Status of the Proposal: The Department’s proposed amendments to its conflict of interest code are undergoing a 45-day public comment period. Any interested person or their authorized representative may submit written comments regarding the proposed action. The written comment period closes at 5:00 pm on April 2, 2024. All timely comments that specifically pertain to the proposed action will be reviewed and responded to by Department staff. Comments may be submitted by mail or email to:

Mail written comments:

Department of Justice
1300 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Andrea Jaramillo


The information below relates to recent updates, including links to the amended conflict of interest code and associated documents.

Public Notice and Related Documents