Scheduled a general press conference in Los Angeles for Wednesday and an address to the San Diego Rotary Club for Thursday.
Assembly Floor Action:
Lobbyists: Defeated, by a 35-35 vote, a bill (AB 92) to allow lobbyists to spend $30 on a state legislator for gifts and meals over a three-month period rather than only $10 a month. Assemblyman Sunny Mojonnier (R-Encinitas), the sponsor, received permission for reconsideration. A similar measure died in the Legislature last year.
Health Care for Children: Approved, by a 52-21 vote, a bill (AB 424) to require group insurance plans to provide preventive health care benefits, such as checkups and vaccines, for children. Authored by Assemblyman Louis J. Papan (D-Millbrae), the bill now goes to the Senate. A similar measure was vetoed by the governor last year.
Senate Bills Introduced: Japanese-American Museum: SB 1452 by Sen. Art Torres (D-South Pasadena) would appropriate an unspecified sum for creation of a Japanese-American museum to be located in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles.