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March 30, 2016 (916) 634-9375
Senator Mendoza Bill to Combat Government Corruption Approved by Key Committee
SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting
Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 7 to 0. SB 1011 will strengthen the conflict of interest law by expanding the definition of family and what constitutes a financial conflict of interest for public officials when voting on government contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member. “Elected and government officials should abstain from voting when a family member has a financial interest or may benefit from the outcome of a public contract decision under the jurisdiction of that official,” said Senator Tony Mendoza.