Gift Resource Center Updated to 2013-14 Limits
Understanding California's Gift Rules for Public Officials
Gift Rule Goals
The goal underlying California’s gift reporting and gift limits is to prevent either the perception or the reality that gift giving influences public officials’ actions. This is because public agency actions should always promote the public’s interests, as opposed to narrow personal or political interests.
Questions for Public Officials to Ask
To determine how or whether the gift rules apply, ask the following: