The California Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating 38 state lawmakers and 15 members of their staffs, saying they failed to report thousands of dollars worth of gifts in 2008. Failure to disclose such gifts can bring fines of up to $5,000 for each violation.
Assemblyman Tom Berryhill of Modesto is among those the FPPC is investigating.
Here are some of the lawmakers and what the commission says they failed to report in 2008:
Assemblyman Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, failed to report a $59.50 Keith Urban concert ticket and an $89.50 Sacramento Kings basketball ticket from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians; $195 for Sea World tickets from Anheuser-Busch; $282 for Disneyland tickets from the Walt Disney Co.
Former Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines, R-Clovis, who served as GOP leader in 2008, failed to report a $256.98 gift of Sacramento Kings tickets, a parking pass and refreshments Nov. 11, 2008. He did not report a $124.49 dinner from the Boeing Company on May 20, 2008. Villines acknowledged the mistake and says he has filed an amended report.
Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, failed to report gifts from Bank of America worth $153.63 and received $94.46 for a dinner covered by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians. Nava is running for attorney general and would oversee the state Department of Justice.
Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, failed to list a $56.25 George Strait concert ticket from the Pechanga tribe.
Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, failed to list a $151.51 stay at the Wine and Roses hotel in Lodi from the Consumer Attorneys of California.
Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, failed to list a $94.46 dinner from the Pechanga tribe and $206.92 for a reception paid by Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors. She is running for the Senate to succeed Jeff Denham, R-Atwater.
On the Net:
California Fair Political Practices Commission, www.fppc.ca.gov.