Governor Scheduled a general news conference for today in Sacramento.
Signed into law two bills aimed at reducing public fear about the risk of contracting acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) through blood transfusions. The new statutes set up guidelines for blood screening tests and protect the privacy of people who take them. Assemblymen Mike Roos (D-Los Angeles) and Art Agnos (D-San Francisco) sponsored the measures.
Assembly Floor Action:
Spousal Support: Approved and sent to the Senate on a 64-3 vote a bill (AB 150) to authorize divorce courts to require a spouse to set up a trust fund to continue support payments to the surviving spouse after death. The bill is authored by Assemblyman Alister McAlister (D-Fremont).
Rapid Transit: Approved and sent to the Senate on a 62-5 vote a bill (AB 76) to let the Southern California Rapid Transit District purchase buses by negotiation rather than by competitive bidding. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Frank Vicencia (D-Bellflower).