Ticket Distribution Reporting
Ticket distribution forms are used by all state and local government agencies. The form identifies agency officials and personnel that receive admission tickets and passes and describes the public purpose for the distribution. The form was prepared by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and is available at www.fppc.ca.gov. Each agency adopts a ticket distribution policy which identifies the public purpose served in distributing tickets. See Gilroy's Policy.
FPPC Regulation 18944.1 sets out the circumstances under which an agency’s distribution of tickets to entertainment events, sporting events, and like occasions would not result in a gift to individuals that attend the function. In The Form 802 serves to detail each event and the public purpose of each ticket distribution. FPPC Regulation 18942 lists exceptions to reportable gifts, including ceremonial events, when listed on this form.
When the regulation procedures are followed, persons, organizations, or agencies who receive admissions are listed on a Form 802. Agency officials do not report the admissions on the official’s Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and the value of the admission is not subject to the gift limit.
The Form 802 also informs the public as to whether the admissions were made at the behest of an agency official and whether the behested tickets were provided to an organization or to specific individuals.