Elk Grove's Assembly Member Pan Noted in Common Cause Report On Gifts

December 23, 2013 | In a report issued by the non-partisan public interest group Common Cause, Elk Grove's representative in th...

December 23, 2013 |

In a report issued by the non-partisan public interest group Common Cause, Elk Grove's representative in the California Assembly received mention on an annual review of gifts received by elected officials in 2012.

Dr. Richard Pan, who represents the state's 9th Assembly District was noted on page 16 saying "Assembly Member Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) who chairs the powerful Health Committee received free Sacramento Kings tickets worth $300 from pharmaceutical giant Envision Rx; meals from the heavy hitting medical associations like the California Medical Association, California Dental Association, and the California Healthcare Foundation."

The reports summarizes its findings by noting "Compared to other states around the nation and federal gift restrictions, California’s laws are by far the weakest. Evidence of these faults can be seen in the $440 gift limit that is raised automatically every two years, numerous different exemptions from the gift rule, loose travel restrictions, few limits on lobbying entities, and once a year disclosure." 

The complete report is available here

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