Assembly Floor Action:
King: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 47-16 vote a resolution (ACR 36) by Assemblyman Elihu Harris (D-Oakland) requesting that schools offer instruction about the teachings of the late Martin Luther King Jr. in preparation for celebration of the third Monday in January as a state holiday in honor of King. Bill Introductions:
Supreme Court: AJR 45 by Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-Alhambra) requests the President and Congress to consider the appointment of a Latino justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Senate Floor Action:
Street Gangs: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 34-0 vote a bill (SB 1555) by Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Van Nuys) to crack down on crimes committed by street gangs by making it illegal to participate in a gang with knowledge that its members intend to engage in criminal activity or to willfully promote such conduct.