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AB 2368

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2009-2010 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2010
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Political Reform Act of 1974: gift limitations.


The Political Reform Act of 1974 prohibits a lobbyist or lobbying firm from making gifts to one person aggregating more than $10 in a calendar month. This bill would prohibit a lobbyist employer from making gifts to a Member of the Legislature aggregating more than $10 in a calendar month. Existing law makes a willful violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974 a misdemeanor and subjects offenders to criminal penalties. This bill would impose a state-mandated local program by creating additional crimes. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. The Political Reform Act of 1974, an initiative measure, provides that the Legislature may amend the act to further the act's purposes upon a 23 vote of each house and compliance with specified procedural requirements. This bill would declare that it furthers the purposes of the act.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Sam Blakeslee Ph.D.

  • Republican



Nov 30, 2010


From committee without further action pursuant to Joint Rule 62(a).

May 05, 2010


In committee: Set final hearing. Failed passage. Reconsideration granted.

Apr 28, 2010


In committee: Set, second hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 21, 2010


In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 06, 2010


From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 4. Noes 3.) (April 6).

Mar 11, 2010


Referred to Com. on E. & R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E. & R.

Feb 22, 2010


Read first time.

Feb 21, 2010


From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.

Feb 19, 2010


Introduced. To print.

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02/19/10 - Introduced PDF

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