January 6, 2016 •
CA Senate Bill Has Pay-to-Play Implications
On January 5, California legislators introduced a bill with pay-to-play implications. Sen. Jerry Hill introduced a bill forbidding members of the state Board of Equalization from acting on any tax matters involving donors who had given any amount of money to their political campaigns in the previous 12 months.
Hill and his fellow lawmakers are concerned about a loophole that currently exists allowing companies with an interest in board decisions to skirt the limit.
The bill is now being considered in committee.
Photo of Sen. Jerry Hill by Dave on Wikimedia Commons.