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<i> Compiled by Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer</i>

Governor

Bills Signed:

Small Claims Court: AB 1913 by Assemblyman Elihu Harris (D-Oakland) will raise the current $1,500 limit on small claims court actions to $2,000 next year and $2,500 in 1991, with certain exceptions.

Brown Papers: AB 1767 by Assemblyman Pat Nolan (R-Glendale) will allow former Democratic Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. to donate his gubernatorial papers to USC.

Hahn Park: SB 643 by Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) renames the Baldwin Hills State Recreation Area the Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area in honor of the veteran Los Angeles County supervisor.

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Weapons: SB 1799 by Sen. Ruben S. Ayala (D-Chino) imposes a criminal penalty of up to one year in prison for bringing a concealed weapon to a meeting required to be open to the public.

Assembly

Floor Action:

Restrooms: Passed and sent to the governor on a 45-31 vote a bill (AB 259) by Assemblyman Terry Friedman (D-Tarzana) to require service stations opened after Jan. 1, 1990, near freeways and major highways to have clean restrooms available for customers.

Automobiles: Passed and sent to the governor on a 61-3 vote a bill (AB 4020) by Assemblyman Byron D. Sher (D-Palo Alto) to outlaw deceptive advertising practices by automobile dealers, such as offering gifts if they increase the sales price of a vehicle.

Tanning Salons: Passed and sent to the governor on a 64-2 vote a bill (AB 2139) by Assemblyman William Filante (R-Greenbrae) calling for state regulation of tanning salons, including warning patrons of possible health hazards from overexposure.

Pornography: Passed and sent to the governor on a 62-0 vote a bill (AB 2093) by Assemblyman Gil Ferguson (R-Newport Beach) to prohibit the display of explicit pornographic materials in coin-operated vending machines in areas frequented by children.

Senate

Floor Action:

Credit Cards: Passed and sent to the governor on a 36-0 vote a bill (SB 1948) by Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) to reduce credit card fraud by requiring forms to be carbonless or not contain a separate piece of paper that readily identifies the cardholder by name or number.

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Indoor Pollution: Passed and sent to the governor on a 23-3 vote a bill (AB 3343) by Assemblywoman Sally Tanner (D-El Monte) calling for a state study to determine how much indoor air pollution Californians are breathing.

Graffiti: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 33-0 vote a bill (AB 2992) by Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sepulveda) to prohibit minors from purchasing aerosol containers of spray paint unless accompanied by a parent, guardian, instructor or employer.

Pap Smears: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 33-0 vote a bill (AB 3663) by Assemblywoman Sally Tanner (D-El Monte) to broaden testing for laboratory technicians who examine Pap smears to enable them to detect cervical cancer in women.

Animal Abuse: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 35-0 vote a bill (AB 4023) by Assemblyman William Filante (R-Greenbrae) to increase the potential penalty for animal abuse to a $20,000 fine and up to one year in prison or both.

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