|Submitted||July 16, 2019|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
The details contained in "Attachment A," mentioned in the Western States Petroleum Association's lobbying activity filings for the years 2011 to the present first quarter of 2019, as filed with the California Secretary of State.
"See Attachment A" is listed under "Bills and Agencies Lobbied," here: http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Lobbying/Employers/Detail.aspx?id=1147195&view=activity&session=2019, and also in previous years.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
Is there anyone else I should contact to get this information? It seems like it should be accessible via the website but it’s not.
Judith Lewis Mernit
Dear Ms. Lewis:
Thank you for contacting the Secretary of State to request copies of the documents referenced as "Attachment A" in a CAL-ACCESS report for Western States Petroleum Association.
The information you have requested can be found online within the PDFs titled "Report of Lobbyist Employer and Report of Lobbying Coalition (F635)" in the "Electronic Filings" section found below the "Bills and Agencies Lobbied" section on the page you reference in your request. The window will display links to lobbying activity reports in the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. In order to see reports for previous Legislative Sessions, the radio button towards the top of the webpage underneath "Legislative Session" must be selected for "Historical."
Western States Petroleum Association filed 40 Form 635s from 2011 to present. If you are unable to view them on CAL-ACCESS, we can provide them as PDFs on a compact disc (CD) for a fee of $5.00.
If you would like copies of the 40 Form 635s referenced above on CD, please send a check in the amount of $5.00. The check should be made payable to the Secretary of State to the attention of Constituent Affairs, 1500 11th Street, 6th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, and let us know where you would like the CD sent. Upon receipt of payment, we will forward the requested documents on CD to you.
We hope this information is helpful to you. If you have questions about this or another matter related to the Secretary of State's office, please contact us again.
Secretary of State