Assembly Floor Action: Liability Insurance: Passed and sent to Gov. George Deukmejian on a 71-3 vote a bill (AB 3554) by Assemblyman Dan Hauser (D-Arcata) to allow cities, counties and special districts to form liability insurance pools to provide coverage up to $25 million.
Credit Cards: Passed 55 to 6 and sent to the governor a bill (AB 3333) by Assemblyman Rusty Areias (D-Los Banos) to require credit card companies to fully disclose all related costs, including interest rates, to customers when the cards are issued.
Renters: Passed and sent to the governor on a 49-30 vote a bill (SB 772) by Sen. Nicholas C. Petris (D-Oakland) to make it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to someone because of the source of his or her income.
Commercial Insurance: Passed and sent to the governor on an 80-0 vote a bill (AB 3875) by Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) to prohibit midterm cancellations of commercial insurance policies--with exceptions, such as failure to pay premiums--and non-renewals without advance notice.
Senate Floor Action: Prostitution: Passed and sent to the governor on a 38-0 vote a bill (SB 2169) by Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) to expand the legal conditions under which a law enforcement officer can arrest and charge a prostitute. It was requested by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Juries: Passed and sent to the governor on a 29-8 vote a bill (SB 1561) by Sen. Robert Beverly (R-Manhattan Beach) to continue a trial program of using eight-member juries in Los Angeles County Municipal Courts for two more years.
Pesticide Posting: Passed and sent to the governor on a 21-7 vote a bill (SB 1756) by Sen. Nicholas C. Petris (D-Oakland) to require farmers to post signs warning farm workers when they could be endangered by pesticides that have been sprayed on crops.
Automobile Insurance: Defeated on a 15-21 vote a bill (SB 1585) by Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Van Nuys) to make drivers 65 years of age and older eligible for reduced automobile liability insurance coverage at less expensive rates.