Two bills were moved forward today that seek to tighten the rules. Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is sponsoring a bill that would require lobbyists to report as contributions fundraisers held at their homes or offices.
“This bill will bring consistency by banning lobbyists, lobbyists’ employers and lobbying firms from hosting un-reportable home and office fundraisers," she says.
Current law states the fundraisers don’t have to be reported if they cost less than $500. The bill was passed unanimously by the Assembly and now moves to the Senate.
Another measure, sponsored by Senator Lou Correa, would require campaign committees that raise one million dollar or more for an election to maintain a list of the committee’s top ten contributors. The list would have to be reported to the Fair Political Practices Commission. The bill passed out of the Senate and now awaits the Governor’s signature