Signed into law a bill (AB 606) by Assemblyman Gray Davis (D-Los Angeles) to increase penalties for kidnaping children, establish a state reward fund to help locate missing children and set up a toll-free telephone hot line to receive and relay information.
Assembly Committee Action:
Nuclear Power Plants: The Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved a resolution (SJR 54) asking the federal government to lift the $650-million-per-accident liability limit for nuclear power plants and replace it with a higher level. The federal government would assume liability for anything over the new limit. A 10-1 vote sent the resolution to the Assembly floor.
Higher Education Bonds: The Assembly Ways and Means Committee approved a bill (SB 2366) by Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) to submit a $700-million higher education construction bond issue to the voters Nov. 4. A 21-1 vote sent the bill to the Assembly floor.
Senate Floor Action:
Drugs: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 26-3 vote a bill (AB 4372) by Assemblyman Phillip Isenberg (D-Sacramento) to permit registered nurses to dispense certain drugs to patients upon the order of a licensed physician when working in certain clinics.