Homeless: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 47-24 vote a bill (AB 2839) by Assemblyman Peter Chacon (D-San Diego) to establish an Office of Homeless Services within the governor's office to prepare recommendations on how to provide needed housing by Jan. 1, 1989.
Machine Guns: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 66-1 vote a bill (AB 4028) by Assemblyman Gary A. Condit (D-Ceres) to broaden the legal definition of a machine gun to include any firearm deemed by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to be readily convertible to a machine gun.
Drunk Drivers: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 69-2 vote a bill (AB 3939) by Assemblyman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) to set up an experimental program allowing the courts to require convicted second-offense drunk drivers to install ignition devices that prevent them from starting their cars after consuming in excess of two drinks.
Rapid Transit: Passed and sent to the governor on a 54-5 vote a bill (AB 832) by Assemblyman Frank Vicencia (D-Bellflower) to allow the Southern California Rapid Transit District to purchase rail cars by negotiation rather than competitive bidding. The governor vetoed a similar bill last year.
AIDS: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 42-33 vote a bill (AB 3667) by Assemblyman Art Agnos (D-San Francisco) to classify AIDS victims as physically handicapped in order to protect them from discrimination in employment and housing.
Lottery: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 57-17 vote a bill (AB 2887) by Assemblyman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) to require the state lottery to include in its advertising information on exactly how much money actually goes to schools.
Drug Testing: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 48-21 vote a bill (AB 4842) by Assemblyman Johan Klehs (D-San Leandro) to order employers who require their workers to submit to drug or alcohol tests to use state-licensed laboratories to determine the results.
Senate Floor Action:
Open Space Bond Issue: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 29-4 vote a bill (SB 1717) by Sen. Ken Maddy (R-Fresno) to place a $500-million bond issue to conserve open space near urban areas on the Nov. 4 ballot.