Two State Lawmakers Commit To Accept Fines

Two State Lawmakers Commit To Accept Fines 

Assembly member Frank Bigelow is one of two State Lawmakers who have committed to accepting a fine by the State Fair Political Practices Commission. According to the organization charged with overseeing procedures, Bigelow agreed in talks with the group’s enforcement staff to pay a $2,000 fine for using a personal account instead of a campaign bank account to pay nearly $2,200 in meals at restaurants with donors. The other assembly member to face a fine is Los Angeles Democrat Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. He has consented to pay $3,500 in fines for not reporting in a timely manner three of the contributions he received during his 2014 election campaign. The commission is scheduled to vote today on whether to approve the fines that were agreed to by both assembly members; it is also slated to consider giving the nod to $18,000 in fines that Sutter Health agreed to pay for not executing a timely filing of nine lobbyist-employer reports. 

Additional information