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SB-1426 Lobbyist employers: gifts.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.

 Section 86203 of the Government Code is amended to read:

86203.
 (a)  It shall be  is  unlawful for a lobbyist, lobbyist  or lobbying firm, firm  to make gifts to one person aggregating more than ten dollars ($10) in a calendar month, or to act as an agent or intermediary in the making of any gift, or to arrange for the making of any gift by any other person.
(b) (1) It is unlawful for a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer to give to an elected state officer or to a member of that officer’s immediate family, from the date the officer is elected to the date he or she vacates office, any of the following gifts:
(A) A theme park or amusement park ticket.
(B) A professional sporting event ticket.
(C) A racetrack ticket.
(D) A spa treatment, or other beauty or cosmetic service.
(E) A golf, skiing, hunting, or fishing trip, or other recreational outing or vacation.
(F) A gift card.
(2) It is unlawful for a lobbyist employer to give to an elected state officer, or for a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer to give to a member of that officer’s immediate family, from the date the officer is elected to the date he or she vacates office, either of the following gifts:
(A) A collegiate or other amateur sporting event ticket with a face value exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25).
(B) A theater, concert, or other entertainment ticket with a face value exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25).
(3) The prohibitions in this subdivision do not apply to a fundraising event for a bona fide charitable organization.

SEC. 2.

 Section 89504 is added to the Government Code, to read:

89504.
 (a) An elected state officer, from the date the officer is elected to the date he or she vacates office, shall not accept from a lobbyist or lobbying firm gifts aggregating more than ten dollars ($10) in a calendar month.
(b) An elected state officer, from the date the officer is elected to the date he or she vacates office, shall not accept as a gift from a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer any of the following:
(1) A theme park or amusement park ticket.
(2) A professional sporting event ticket.
(3) A racetrack ticket.
(4) A spa treatment, or other beauty or cosmetic service.
(5) A golf, skiing, hunting, or fishing trip, or other recreational outing or vacation.
(6) A gift card.
(c) An elected state officer, from the date the officer is elected to the date he or she vacates office, shall not accept as a gift from a lobbyist employer either of the following gifts:
(1) A collegiate or other amateur sporting event ticket with a face value exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25).
(2) A theater, concert, or other entertainment ticket with a face value exceeding twenty-five dollars ($25).
(d) The prohibitions in subdivisions (b) and (c) do not apply to a fundraising event for a bona fide charitable organization.
SEC. 3.
  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
SEC. 4.
  The Legislature finds and declares that this bill furthers the purposes of the Political Reform Act of 1974 within the meaning of subdivision (a) of Section 81012 of the Government Code.