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AB-2020 State government: travel.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 11034 is added to the Government Code, to read:

 (a) A state agency shall not pay, reimburse an employee, including travel reimbursement, provide a per diem allowance, or contract for the cost of lodging, procuring a good or service, or any other expense at a lodging establishment where the President of the United States is the highest level owner, an immediate owner, or a beneficial owner of that lodging establishment.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following shall apply:
(1) (A) “Beneficial owner” means an individual who, directly or indirectly, through any contract, arrangement, understanding, relationship, or any other means exercises control over the establishment or has a substantial interest in, or receives substantial economic benefits from, the assets of the establishment.
(B) “Beneficial owner” does not include a person acting as a nominee, intermediary, custodian, or agent on behalf of another person, or a creditor of the establishment, unless the creditor also meets the requirements of subparagraph (A).
(2) “President of the United States” means an individual who is either currently serving or has previously served as President of the United States of America, as established by Article II of the United States Constitution.
(3) “State agency” means every state agency, office, department, division, bureau, board, and commission, the Legislature, the judicial branch, including judicial officers, the California State University, and the University of California, including the Board of Regents of the University of California.