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SACRAMENTO FILE

July 03, 1987|Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer

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.

Textbooks: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 27-3 vote a resolution (ACR 11) by Assemblyman Bill Leonard (R-Redlands) stating that school textbooks should not arbitrarily exclude balanced references to religion if "essential for an understanding of the history and culture of our society and the relationship between church and state under our Constitution."

Latinos: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 37-0 vote a resolution (SCR 43) by Sen. Robert Presley (D-Riverside) requesting the University of California to form a task force to coordinate efforts to try to solve problems facing Latinos, such as school dropout rates, unemployment, poverty and participation in politics and government.

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