SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The possible move of the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim may take a detour through the halls of the State Capitol.
This morning, State Senator Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento said he will be introducing a bill on Wednesday that would effectively prohibit a California city from signing a contract with a professional sports team unless that team has paid off all its debts to the other city.READ MORE: Sacramento Judge Rejects US Bid To Send Refugee To Iraq In Terror Case
Steinberg’s spokesperson, Mark Hedlund, says the wording on the bill is still being finalized.READ MORE: City Of Davis Cancels Annual Fourth Of July Celebration Due To Public Health Risks
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Steinberg announced the bill on KFBK radio this morning and said although the move affects a private company, public money is also at stake which is why he is getting involved.