GovernorWill attend a meeting of the University...
Will attend a meeting of the University of California board of regents at UCLA on Monday.
Signed into law a bill (SB 207) by Sen. Leroy Greene (D-Carmichael) appropriating $2.2 million from the state general fund to pay off old debts of the California Exposition and State Fair.
Appointed James F. McMullen of Campbell as the state fire marshal. McMullen replaces Ronald W. Bogardus, who resigned. The job pays $59,675 yearly and requires Senate confirmation.
Assembly Floor Action:
Liability: Approved and sent to the Senate on a 71-2 vote a bill (AB 200) by Assemblyman Alister McAlister (D-Fremont) providing that property owners shall not be liable for injuries sustained by a criminal in connection with specified felonies, such as burglary and assault.
Adelanto Prison: Approved and sent to the Senate on a 43-27 vote a resolution (ACR 53) by Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Hawthorne) directing the state Department of Corrections to give a thorough explanation of its decision not to build a maximum-security prison in the San Bernardino County city of Adelanto.
55-M.P.H. Speed Limit: The Assembly Transportation Committee approved a resolution (SJR 4) by Sen. Jim Ellis (R-San Diego) asking Congress to permit state legislatures to increase the 55-m.p.h. speed limit on selected rural highways. A 14-0 vote sent the resolution to the Assembly floor. The resolution previously passed the Senate by a 21-3 vote.
Clove Cigarettes: The Assembly Health Committee approved a bill (AB 2559) by Assemblyman Richard L. Mountjoy (R-Monrovia) calling for a state study on the health hazards of smoking clove cigarettes. A 12-0 vote sent the bill to the Ways and Means Committee for more screening.
Senate Floor Action:
Housing Discrimination: Approved and sent to the Assembly on a 21-15 vote a bill (SB 772) by Sen. Nicholas C. Petris (D-Oakland) prohibiting discrimination in housing because of the source of a person’s income.
Initiative Petitions: Approved and sent to the Assembly on a 29-4 vote a bill (SB 1073) by Sen. Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward) requiring the summary for initiative petitions to be written in uncomplicated language. The bill would also require that voters be given a copy of the summary for review before signing any petition.