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Sen. Ricardo Lara talks about the proposed California Accountability... News PhotoCalifornia,Horizontal,Planning,Politics,Sacramento,Service Occupation,Talking,USAPhotographer Collection: Tribune News Service 2014 MCTSen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) talks about the proposed California Accountability in Public Service Act in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Democratic lawmakers proposed a legislative package that would prohibit legislators and their employees from accepting most entertainment-related gifts, such as tickets to sporting events and concerts. Golf outings, spa treatments and tickets to amusement and theme parks also would be banned. Similar bills sought by Republican lawmakers have failed repeatedly in the past. (Renee C. Byer/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)