Instructions for Behested Payment Report Form 803

Form 803 is used by elected officers and members of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to disclose payments made at their behest, principally for legislative, governmental, or charitable purposes. This form was prepared by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and is available at

When to File:

File Form 803 within 30 days following the date on which the payment(s) meets or exceeds $5,000 in the aggregate from a single source in a calendar year. (Section 84224.) Once a single source has made a behested payment of $5,000 or more during the calendar year, subsequent payments of any amount from that source must be reported.

Where to File:

General Information:

Behested payments are payments made principally for legislative, governmental, or charitable purposes under Government Code Section 82004.5. These payments are not for personal or campaign purposes. Generally, a donation is made at the behest if it is requested, solicited, or suggested by the official, or otherwise made to a person in cooperation, consultation, coordination with, or at the consent of, the elected officer or CPUC member. This also includes payments behested by the official’s agent or employee on the official’s behalf.


If the behested payment is made by a state, local, or federal government agency and is principally for legislative or governmental purposes, the payment does not have to be reported.

Privacy Information Notice:

Information requested by the FPPC is required by and used to administer and enforce the Political Reform Act. Failure to provide information may be a violation subject to administrative, criminal, or civil penalties. All reports and statements are public records available for inspection and reproduction. If you have any questions, please contact the FPPC’s General Counsel at 1102 Q Street, Suite 3000, Sacramento, CA 95811 or (916) 322-5660.



On April 24, 20XX, at CPUC Member Tully's request, the ABC Corporation made a monetary donation of $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club.

Form 803

End of Page, Form 803 Instructions