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California lawmakers propose anti-corruption law for state tax board

California lawmakers propose anti-corruption law for state tax board

Current and former state senators are joining forces in an attempt to prevent conflicts of interest on California's elected tax board.

State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said Tuesday that he had introduced a bill that would forbid members of the state Board of Equalization from acting on any tax matters involving donors who had given any amount of money to their political campaigns in the previous 12 months.

Hill wrote the new measure in consultation with former state Sen. Quentin Kopp, the author of a 1990 law prohibiting members of the state board from acting on issues involving donors who contribute $250 or more.

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