The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would force nonprofit groups and others to disclose the true source of large contributions to California campaigns, but agreed to delay its enforcement.
The bill, which now goes to Gov.
"This bill will ensure that the voters get this information in a timely manner no matter how many hands the money flows through," Correa told his colleagues.
Senate Democrats lost a supermajority in March when they suspended three senators facing criminal charges, so they had to scale back the bill to win Republican votes to achieve the two-thirds majority required for passage. As revised, it would not apply to donations made before July 1.
The measure was touted by campaign reform activists including Sarah Swanbeck, legislative affairs advocate at California Common Cause.