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News Story
8/29/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Sacramento News & Review Corporate scandals may have created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for reform. But can consumer advocates break the influence that business interests have long-exerted on the Capitol? Senator Jackie Speier hoped the time was finally right to rein in the corporations that use people's personal information for...
News Story
8/28/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
San Gabriel Valley Tribune SACRAMENTO - Legislation that would force corporate executives to report their company's illegal accounting practices or face stiff penalties won approval Tuesday in the state Assembly. The 43-20 vote, on the proposal by state Sen. Martha Escutia, D-Norwalk, comes as federal lawmakers try to restore investor...
News Release
8/27/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Bill Addresses WorldCom-Style Cover Ups, Intimidation Sacramento -- The toughest corporate accountability legislation in the United States passed the California Assembly today. SB 783 (Escutia), which was sponsored by the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, creates stiff fines for high-ranking corporate officials who cover up accounting...
News Story
8/27/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
End of the Session Is When Lawmakers and Lobbyists Do Some Arm-TwistingSan Jose Mercury News SACRAMENTO - With months of policy debate dwindling to mere hours, state lawmakers and lobbyists are furiously wheeling and dealing behind the scenes on last-minute special-interest bills being pushed by everyone from insurance companies to car dealers....
News Story
8/27/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) -- The state Senate approved a bill Tuesday to require Bay Area drivers to participate in the more costly Smog Check II program, which supporters said would cut pollution that migrates to the Central Valley. The bill was among dozens the Legislature tackled Tuesday, including a measure expanding state wiretap...
News Story
8/27/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Associated Press SACRAMENTO -- Business executives would have to reveal corporate fraud or face the possibility of being hit with fines of up to $100,000 under a bill approved Tuesday by the California Assembly. Assemblywoman Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, said the measure would fill some holes left in federal anti-fraud legislation passed in...
News Story
8/17/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Legislation: A bill to make employees report illegal corporate fiscal practices wins panel's approval. Business and oil interests oppose it.The Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO -- Over the objections of businesses and oil interests, an Assembly committee on Friday endorsed a bill requiring employees to report cases of fraud by their corporate bosses...
News Release
8/16/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
SB 783 Would Punish Execs Who Cover-Up Fraud, Protect Whistleblowers Sacramento-- Legislation (SB 783 -- Escutia) passed (9-0) by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today would penalize corporate executives, and others with access to key financial information, who know of, but stay silent about, financial fraud within their corporation. The bill...
News Release
7/26/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Group Calls Bankruptcy Bill Extremely Unfair to Average Americans Santa Monica, CA -- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) condemned legislation that would impose harsh new rules on consumers who file for bankruptcy, while big corporations are still afforded the traditional protections of bankruptcy. Congressional negotiators...
News Story
7/21/2002
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Amendment backers argue governments keep too much secretThe Sacramento Bee A newspaper reporter for the Bakersfield Californian last month discovered that more than 80 Kern County firefighters were making more than $100,000 a year - in large part because of overtime pay. The newspaper tried to find out who was benefitting - but was turned away...