May 20, 2014 •
California Gift Restriction Bill Passes Senate
The Assembly is now considering a bill passed by the Senate 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 most recreational tickets to concerts, professional sporting events, and amusement parks.
Photo of the California Senate chamber by David Monniaux on Wikimedia Commons.
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