Senate OKs fundraiser ban at lobbyists' homes

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/12/2014 10:58 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that would ban lobbyists from hosting fundraisers at their homes and offices after one firm was slapped with a record fine.

Lawmakers on Monday passed SB1441 by Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens on a 33-0 vote. It now moves to the Assembly.

Lara, who is leading a Senate ethics task force, says lawmakers don't always know if a fundraiser at a lobbyist's home exceeds the current $500 limit. He says such fundraisers do not further the work of elected officials and only create ambiguity.

The Fair Political Practices Commission fined lobbyist Kevin Sloat's firm $133,500 in February after investigating the fundraisers.

A similar bill, AB1673 by Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia of Bell Gardens, is in the Senate after passing the Assembly.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.