June 26, 1990 |
Emergency legislation to regulate the nonprofit, mobile operations that draw blood for cholesterol tests was passed by the Assembly and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian. The bill, approved on a 55-0 vote, would require programs for cholesterol and other blood tests to register with county health departments, which would charge a fee to administer their oversight of the testing centers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992
When Gov. Pete Wilson vetoed a bill last October that would have allowed victims of job harassment to collect cash damages, less than a week had passed since Prof. Anita Hill captured national attention with her account of sexual harassment. A lot of women--and men--who believed that the U.S. Senate did not take seriously Hill's charges against now-Justice Clarence Thomas were already mad; Wilson's veto made them even madder.
March 26, 1992 |
An Assembly committee narrowly approved a hotly disputed bill Wednesday to outlaw job discrimination against homosexuals similar to legislation vetoed last year by Gov. Pete Wilson. The governor's rejection caused thousands of gays and lesbians to take to the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, accusing Wilson of bowing to political pressure.
September 6, 1989 |
Marriage license applicants would be handed lists of their new legal rights and responsibilities under a bill sent to the governor on Tuesday. The Assembly vote was 56 to 20 for the bill by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco). It would require the Judicial Council to develop a fact sheet listing contractual and legal rights and obligations of marriage.
September 4, 1991 |
A state Senate committee on Tuesday approved a watered-down resolution urging California to become a test site for use of the French abortion pill RU-486--but it took a courtesy "yes" vote from a senator who is opposed to abortions to do it. A 5-0 vote sent the measure by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) from the Senate Health and Welfare Committee to the Appropriations Committee. It passed the Assembly by a 46-22 vote. Sen. Wadie P.