August 25, 2014 •
California Bill to Prohibit Lobbyist Gifts Back to Senate
The Senate is considering minor amendments to a bill passed by both chambers to further restrict gifts to lawmakers. Senate Bill 1443 prohibits all gifts from lobbyists and reduces the value of gifts state officials can receive from a non-lobbyist source to $200 per calendar year.
Currently, lobbyists may provide gifts of $10 per calendar month and officials can receive $440 from a non-lobbyist source per calendar year. The bill also prohibits giving tickets to most entertainment events, golfing green fees, and spa treatments.
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