Schools: Passed and sent to the governor on an 80-0 vote a bill (AB 1700) by Speaker Pro Tem Mike Roos (D-Los Angeles) providing incentives for urban school districts to build multistory facilities, thereby reducing residential displacement.
Developer Fees: Rejected on a 45-35 vote a constitutional amendment (ACA 49) by Assemblyman Jack O'Connell (D-Carpinteria) to ask the voters if school districts should be able to pass bond issues by a simple majority vote rather than the two-thirds vote required under existing law. The measure would also abolish the developer fees that are assessed to help pay for construction of new school facilities. A two-thirds majority of the Assembly membership--54 votes--was needed for passage. The author served notice that he will seek reconsideration.
Air Pollution: Passed and sent to the governor on a 52-20 vote a bill (AB 2588) by Assemblyman Lloyd G. Connelly (D-Sacramento) to require manufacturers and users of toxic chemicals that could be released into the air to provide a full accounting of any hazardous emissions.
Smog Devices: Passed and returned to the Senate on a 59-13 vote a bill (SB 961) by Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) to allow the state Air Resources Board to inspect any used vehicle on an automobile dealer's lot for compliance with required emission standards.
Hazardous Waste: Passed and sent to the governor on a 43-26 vote a bill (AB 689) by Assemblyman Robert J. Campbell (D-Richmond) to authorize the Highway Patrol or cities and counties to prohibit the transportation of hazardous waste on highways near water reservoirs.
Mental Health: Passed and sent to the governor on a 73-1 vote a bill (AB 1362) by Assemblyman Bruce Bronzan (D-Fresno) to prohibit mentally ill children from being locked up in adult psychiatric facilities, which is currently possible because of a loophole in state law.
Earthquakes: Passed and sent to the governor on a 46-23 vote a bill (AB 733) by Assemblywoman Teresa P. Hughes (D-Los Angeles) to prohibit school districts from using leased classroom buildings that do not meet state earthquake safety standards after Sept. 1, 1990.
Alzheimer's Disease: Passed and sent to the governor on a 53-19 vote a bill (AB 1865) by Assemblyman William J. Filante (R-Greenbrae) to allow taxpayers to make contributions for support of research into Alzheimer's disease by designating an amount to be taken from their state income tax refunds.
Prisons: Passed and sent to the governor on a 56-19 vote a bill (AB 1235) by Assemblyman Byron D. Sher (D-Palo Alto) to require the state to develop and submit to the Legislature a plan to reduce prison overcrowding by more effective management of parole violators. Senate Floor Action:
Murder: Passed and sent to the governor on a 37-0 vote a bill (SB 736) by Sen. Daniel E. Boatwright (D-Concord) to increase the penalty for people convicted of solicitation of murder to three to nine years in prison. Existing law calls for a range of two to six years.
Interest: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 23-3 vote a bill (AB 2575) by Assemblyman Charles M. Calderon (D-Alhambra) to extend through 1990 the state law that establishes 19.2% as the top interest charge on revolving retail installment accounts.
High-Speed Train: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 32-3 vote a bill (AB 1839) by Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sepulveda) to set up a commission to study the feasibility of construction and operation of a high-speed train between Southern California and Las Vegas.
Prisons: Passed and sent to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 27-8 vote a bill (AB 522) by Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara) to set up a commission to study overcrowding in the state prison system and recommend ways to reduce it.