- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A bill that would force political nonprofits to reveal their donors is heading back to the Senate, where a version of it was defeated earlier.

The Assembly voted 56-7 Monday for SB27, with some Republican support.

The bill by Democratic Senator Lou Correa of Anaheim requires tax-exempt nonprofits involved in politics to report donors. It also requires campaign committees that raise more than $1 million to list their top 10 donors.

It responds to $15 million of anonymous contributions funneled through conservative nonprofits before the 2012 general election.

The bill failed to get the two-thirds supermajority needed in the Senate after Republicans criticized it for retroactively revealing donors. The bill was amended to limit disclosure to donations made after July 1, when it would take effect if signed into law.

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