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May 8, 2014

Responding to a campaign finance transgression that produced an unprecedented fine, the California Assembly voted on Thursday to ban fundraisers at the homes of lobbyists.

Lawmakers demonstrated their eagerness to publicly address a drumbeat of fundraising-related scandals that have hit the Legislature, passing Assembly Bill 1673 without a single no vote or a moment of debate. The final vote was 68-0.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission slapped a record-setting six figure penalty on lobbyist Kevin Sloat in February, saying Sloat had violated the law by directing gifts to lawmakers and throwing expensive fundraising events at his house.

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