SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Republican and Democratic leaders of the state Senate say a law that ensnared a legislator on perjury and voter fraud charges is ambiguous and might need to be changed.
Sen. Roderick Wright is awaiting sentencing in May after he was convicted last month of lying about his true residence, which a Los Angeles County jury determined was outside his Senate district.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, a Democrat from Sacramento, and Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, a Republican from Diamond Bar, said Monday that state law is so ambiguous that other lawmakers also could be in violation of the requirement that they live in the district they seek to represent while running for office.
Democrats say Wright, a Democrat, should be allowed to keep his seat until sentencing.
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