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State Senator To Introduce Bill Aimed At Sacramento Kings

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.

Steinberg's spokesperson, Mark Hedlund, says the wording on the bill is still being finalized.

The bill is obviously a response to possible move of the Sacramento Kings to Anaheim.

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.

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