Governor Appointed former Los Angeles Rams football lineman Roosevelt Grier to the state Athletic Commission. The position pays necessary expenses plus $50 per meeting day and requires Senate confirmation. A Republican, Grier fills a vacancy on the commission. His term expires June 1, 1989.
Assembly Floor Action: VDTs: Approved and sent to the Senate on a 56-12 vote a bill (AB 2742) by Assemblyman Richard Floyd (D-Hawthorne) calling for a state study on possible health and safety hazards to people who work with video display terminals. The bill now goes to the Senate for further consideration.
Committee Action: Lottery: The Assembly Governmental Organization Committee approved a bill (AB 3860) by Assemblyman Steve Peace (D-San Diego) to require the California Lottery Commission to maintain a 24-hour telephone hot line to counsel compulsive gamblers. The lottery also would have to disclose the odds on winning the big prize in its advertising. A 13-3 vote sent the bill to the Ways and Means Committee.
Senate Floor Action: Pornography: Approved and sent to the governor on a 37-0 vote a bill (SB 139) by Sen. Wadie P. Deddeh (D-Chula Vista) designed to change the legal definition of pornography for the first time in 25 years and make it easier to prosecute and convict pornography peddlers in court.