Pre-Need Funeral Arrangements: Approved and sent to the governor on a 52-11 vote a bill (AB1848) by Assemblyman Louis J. Papan (D-Millbrae) to rewrite the law governing pre-need funeral arrangements to allow morticians to use income from trust funds if they guarantee funerals at a set price. A similar bill has previously been vetoed by both Gov. George Deukmejian and former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Governor's Mansion: Approved and sent to the governor on a 54-21 vote a bill (AB1411) also by Assemblyman Papan to create a commission to study possible relocation of the century-old governor's mansion to a site closer to the Capitol for use as a combination residence-office. It now is a museum. Gov. Deukmejian lives in a home, purchased with leftover campaign funds, located in an exclusive Sacramento suburban neighborhood.
School Spanking: Approved and sent to the Senate on a 42-33 vote a bill (AB1617) by Assemblyman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) to require school districts that want the right to spank students to file a plan with the state Board of Education and obtain its approval by that board.
Senate Floor Action: Comparable Worth: Approved and sent to the governor on a 22-8 vote a bill (SB2) by Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) to set up a commission on pay equity to look into salary differences between male and female state employees. The governor vetoed a similar bill last year.