The state Senate has approved reducing the gift limit for lawmakers by more than half in an effort to improve the Legislature's image after a string of ethical lapses and criminal charges.

The bill, which passed unanimously, reduces the $440 gift limit to $200 while banning all presents from lobbyists.

It also bans the most eyebrow-raising perks for state officials, such as massages and tickets to Disneyland.

Current law allows monthly gifts of $10 from lobbyists.

Three Democratic state senators who faced serious legal trouble have been suspended while a prominent lobbyist was fined for lavish fundraisers at his home.