August 23, 1991 |
A Senate committee has approved legislation to restore the full income tax credit for renters that was reduced during the recent state budget-balancing battle. A 6-2 vote sent the bill (AB 399) by Assemblyman Mike Gotch (D-San Diego) from the Revenue and Taxation Committee to the Appropriations Committee. The measure would restore the tax credit for all renters to $60 for individuals and $120 for married couples. Since July, only individuals making less than $20,500 a year and couples earning less than $41,000 a year qualify for the credit.
June 29, 1989 |
Floor Action: Raffles: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 55-6 vote a constitutional amendment (ACA 20) by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) to allow local governments to permit charitable organizations to conduct fund-raising raffles if the voters agree with such a move. State Official Income: Passed and sent to the Senate on 56-3 vote a bill (AB 1238) by Assemblyman Ted Lempert (D-San Mateo) to require incoming elected state officials, legislators and some local officials to disclose all income received during the year prior to assuming office.
September 6, 1989
As thousands of California children ate their first lunch of the school year, the Legislature declared that schools should use foods low in fat and cholesterol. The Assembly sent to the governor a bill that would require state school officials to write nutrition guidelines that would encourage low levels of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol in school breakfasts and lunches. The bill, AB 2109 by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) was approved on a 50-2 vote.