May 8, 2014 •
California Assembly Passes Bill to Ban Lobbyist Fundraisers
The Assembly has passed a bill to ban fundraisers at the homes of lobbyists. Assembly Bill 1673 passed without a no vote and without debate.
The bill modifies the definition of “contribution” by removing a $500 exception for home or office fundraisers if the host of the fundraiser is a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer. Any payments by the lobbying occupant related to the costs of the fundraiser would then potentially be a prohibited contribution to officials and candidates.
In the Senate, a similar home fundraiser bill (Senate Bill 1441) currently awaits a floor vote.
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