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Assembly

June 28, 1989| Compiled by Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer

Floor Action: Ammunition Clips: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 41-32 vote a bill (AB 376) by Assemblyman Johan Klehs (D-Castro Valley) to outlaw firearm ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. Exceptions would be permitted for target ranges and shooting clubs. Automobile Insurance: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 73-2 vote a bill (AB 451) by Assemblyman Patrick Johnston (D-Stockton) designed to ensure that those convicted of drunk driving or of reckless driving and causing a major accident cannot receive "good driver" discounts under the voter-approved Proposition 103. VDTs: Rejected on a 35-33 vote a bill (AB 955) by Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) to require computer video display terminals (VDTs) used in the workplace to meet certain design and ergonomical standards designed to ensure safe and healthful working conditions. Forty-one votes required for approval. Reconsideration requested. Restrooms: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 41-29 vote a bill (AB 2073) by Assemblyman Terry B. Friedman (D-Los Angeles) to require new service stations near major highways to provide free restrooms for customers, effective Jan. 1, 1990. Murder: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 60-2 vote a bill by the late Assemblyman Bill Bradley (R-San Marcos) to make it a death penalty offense to murder a child under the age of 7. Sick Leave: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 41-26 vote a bill (AB 681) by Assemblyman Terry B. Friedman (D-Los Angeles) to require employers to allow employees to take entitled sick leave to care for sick children without fear of losing their jobs or a reduction in pay. Roofs: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 52-16 vote a bill (AB 1813) by Assemblyman Dominic L. Cortese (D-San Jose) to require noncombustible roofs on new buildings in "very high fire hazard zones" designated by the state director of forestry. Drinking Water: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 51-15 vote a bill (AB 1530) by Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) to prohibit new or expanded solid waste landfills near drinking water supplies, homes or schools. Toxic Pollution: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 41-27 vote a bill (AB 1728) by Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) to centralize toxic pollution information, now maintained by 11 state entities, into a single data base within the Environmental Affairs Agency. Student Interrogation: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 45-0 vote a bill (AB 1569) by Assemblyman Bill Jones (R-Fresno) to require principals to notify students that they have the right to have their parents present during interrogation by a peace officer. Appraisers: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 54-8 vote a bill (AB 527) by Assemblyman Thomas M. Hannigan (D-Fairfield) to require state licensing and regulation of real estate appraisers. Senate Floor Action: Exhibit: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 31-0 vote a bill (SB 1309) by Sen. Ruben S. Ayala (D-Chino) to appropriate $1.5 million to the state Department of Agriculture for a California exhibit at the 1990 World Exposition in Osaka, Japan. AIDS: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 27-6 vote a bill (SB 38) by Sen. John Doolittle (R-Rocklin) to require AIDS testing of all new inmates entering the state prison system. Criminals: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 37-0 vote a bill (SB 1408) by Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) to appropriate $3 million for a new program using DNA genetic coding to help track down ex-felons who repeat violent crimes. Highway Patrol: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 24-1 vote a resolution (SCR 35) by Sen. John Seymour (R-Anaheim) authorizing the Highway Patrol to use regular automobiles with CHP insignia on the doors, instead of traditional black-and-white vehicles, to enforce the safe operation of heavy trucks on the highways. Unemployment Insurance: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 21-7 vote a bill (SB 600) by Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) to increase maximum unemployment insurance benefits from $166 to $241 a week.

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