Delivered State of the State message. Assembly Bill Introductions:
Earthquake: AB 2711 by Assemblyman Dominic L. Cortese (D-San Jose) would authorize the state Seismic Safety Commission to conduct an investigation of the recent Los Angeles earthquake. A $150,000 report with recommendations would be prepared for the governor and the Legislature.
Charitable: AB 2718 by Assemblyman Bev Hansen (R-Santa Rosa) would prohibit sponsors of charity events and solicitations from keeping more than 49% of the proceeds to cover administrative costs. A violation would be a misdemeanor offense.
Truck Drivers: AB 2706 by Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sepulveda) would make it a misdemeanor offense to hire as a truck driver any person who has had his or her drivers' license revoked or suspended.
Parental Leave: AB 2738 by Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles) would allow parents of either sex to take up to four months of unpaid leave to care for sick or newborn children without fear of losing their jobs. The governor vetoed a similar bill last year.
Pollution: AB 2699 by Assemblyman Steve Peace (D-Chula Vista) would appropriate $200,000 to start up an International Border Pollution Control Authority to moderate disputes concerning pollution, contamination and nuisance originating at the U.S.-Mexico border. The governor vetoed a similar bill last year. Senate Committee Action
AIDS: The Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee approved 7-0 a constitutional amendment (ACA 8) by Assemblyman Johan Klehs (D-San Leandro) to create a 55% state income tax credit for individual and corporate contributions to AIDS research aimed at finding a cure for the disease. The measure would be put before voters on the June primary election ballot. It now goes to the Constitutional Amendments Committee for further action. Bill Introductions:
Schools: SB 1721 by Sen. Daniel E. Boatwright (D-Concord) would require an automatic adjustment each year in state school funds based on the increase in K-12 enrollment plus the increase in the cost of living.
Yogurt: SB 1727 by Sen. Leroy Greene (D-Carmichael) would specify the contents and processing standards for whipped non-fat yogurt toppings.