Press Releases

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

California leads the nation in social media finance disclosure

The social media disclose act

Sacramento - Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Social Media DISCLOSE Act (AB 2188), another landmark campaign disclosure bill that makes California a national leader in the area of disclosure in online political ads.

"Last year, AB 249 (the DISCLOSE Act) set the standard for campaign finance disclosure for print, television and radio ads, generated for and against state initiatives and candidates," Mullin said. "AB 2188 extends those tough requirements to social media, giving voters the ability to see the top three funders of political ads on the various social media platforms."

Friday, August 31, 2018

Sacramento – Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s elections legislation headed to Governor Brown reflects his commitment to disclosure in political ads, voter accessibility, empowerment and engagement.

AB 2188, The Social Media DISCLOSE Act, will be a nation leading campaign finance disclosure law on political ads appearing on social media platforms. After the 2016 election, it became increasingly clear that while political ads appearing on social media platforms had significant influence on voters, they were largely unaware of who was paying for them. 

“Campaign ads on social media have taken on a life of their own,” Mullin stated. “AB 2188 extends the requirements of AB 249 (the DISCLOSE Act) to social media, giving voters the ability to see the top three funders of political ads on the various social media platforms.”


Monday, August 27, 2018

I chose to author AB 84 (Legislative Leadership Committees) because of my role as Assembly Speaker pro Tem, as well as my commitment to disclosure, transparency and the need to counter unlimited money that pours into campaigns from Independent Expenditure Committees and SuperPacs. Until we can overturn the Citizen’s United decision, or reach an agreement on the public financing of campaigns, I felt AB 84 provided a viable option given the increased reporting requirements and disclosure it required, as well as abiding by the existing limits on donations to similar party committees.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bipartisan request receives unanimous support from the Joint Legislative Audit Committee

SACRAMENTO – Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) led a bipartisan coalition of legislators including, Assembly Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), in requesting an audit of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to investigate the organization’s enforcement activities, adherence to its mission, funding and operational needs and structure.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

For Immediate Release - June 14, 2018 - 916-319-2022 (W) 

Sacramento – “Today, the California State Legislature passed its eighth on-time balanced budget in as many years. As Speaker pro Tem and a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, I am proud of the hard work done by all of the budget sub-committees, the two house conference committees in cooperation with Governor Brown and his staff.

The 2018-19 budget is fiscally prudent. The contributions this budget allocates to the Rainy Day fund brings its total to the maximum of $16 billion. This budget also creates a new reserve fund, the Budget Deficit Savings Account which was first proposed in the Assembly, providing even more savings to help us ride out future economic downturns.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

For Immediate Release - Contact: Susan Kennedy

May 31, 2018 - 916-319-2022 (W)

Mullin’s Social Media DISCLOSE Act Clears the Assembly Floor

Sacramento – AB 2188, the Social Media DISCLOSE Act has cleared the State Assembly and now moves to the Senate on a 58-7* bi-partisan vote. AB 2188 will extend current campaign finance disclosure requirements to political ads appearing on social media platforms.

Friday, May 11, 2018

“Governor Brown’s revised budget reflects his trademark inclination to save and his commitment to leave the most responsible budget he can to the next Governor. I am pleased to see that the revised budget addresses the effects of poverty by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, health care funding, along with increases in child care and early education provider rates.