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March 28, 1997|Legi-Tech News Service

* Sexual-Orientation Discrimination

Bottom line: Activists want to make it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Chances: Business advocates have made it a high-priority target.

Next step: April 2 hearing, Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

Details: AB 257 author Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles) can be reached at (916) 445-0703.


* Child Labor in Hollywood

Bottom line: The Screen Actors Guild wants stronger safeguards regulating minors.

Chances: No opposition so far.

Next step: April 23 hearing, Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment

Details: AB 744 author Carl Washington (D-Paramount) can be reached at (916) 445-7486.


* Legal Notices

Bottom line: Businesses want to reduce the millions spent on legal-notice ads.

Chances: The California Newspaper Publishers Assn. helped kill similar legislation last year.

Next step: April 9 hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee

Details: SB 119 author Quentin Kopp (I-San Francisco) can be reached at (916) 445-0503.

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