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SB-18 Political Reform Act of 1974: gifts.(2011-2012)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 86203 of the Government Code is amended to read:

86203.
 (a)  It shall be unlawful for a lobbyist, or lobbying 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) It shall be unlawful for a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer to give to a person holding elective state office or to a member of that officeholder’s immediate family, from the date the officeholder is elected until he or she vacates the office, any of the following gifts:
(1) Theme park tickets.
(2) Sporting event tickets.
(3) Theater and concert tickets.
(4) Racetrack tickets.
(5) Spa treatments, and other services of a personal nature.
(6) Golf, skiing, or fishing trips, and other recreational outings or vacations.
(7) Gift cards.

SEC. 2.

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

89504.
 (a) No person holding elective state office, from the date of his or her election to the date he or she vacates office, shall accept as a gift from a lobbyist, lobbying firm, or lobbyist employer, any of the following:
(1) Theme park tickets.
(2) Sporting event tickets.
(3) Theater and concert tickets.
(4) Racetrack tickets.
(5) Spa treatments, or other services of a personal nature.
(6) Golf, skiing, or fishing trips, and other recreational outings or vacations.
(7) Gift cards.
(b) For purposes of this section, “gift” has the same meaning as defined in Section 86201.
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.