Bill Introductions: Firearms: AJR 24 by Assemblyman Mike Roos (D-Los Angeles) would request Congress to enact a national law to ban the future use, manufacture, sale, importation and possession of semiautomatic rifles, shotguns and pistols that are not legitimate hunting and sporting weapons.
Firearms: AJR 25 by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) would ask Congress to require all states to share information about criminal records or serious mental health problems of people who attempt to purchase a firearm in any state.
Los Angeles County: ACA 26 by Assemblyman Tom Bane (D-Tarzana) would require Los Angeles County to have an elected chief executive officer instead of one appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Rent: AB 1082 by Assemblyman John Burton (D-San Francisco) would establish a state program to provide rent subsidies to low-income households.
Military Bases: AB 990 by Assemblyman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) would create a state task force to address local needs arising from military base closures and to assist in solving resulting worker retraining and economic conversion problems.
Internment: ACR 37 by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) would request that approved school textbooks reflect Japanese-American internment during World War II as a violation of human rights rather than an act of military necessity.
Bonds: ACA 25 by Assemblyman Bill Bradley (R-San Marcos) would reduce from two-thirds to 60% the voter approval rate required for local bond issues that increase taxes under Proposition 13.
VDTs: AB 955 by Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) would require computer video display terminals used in the workplace to meet certain design and ergonomic standards designed to ensure safe and healthful working conditions.
Senate Floor Action: Kidnapers: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 36-0 vote a bill (SB 117) by Sen. Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward) to authorize the governor to offer a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of certain kidnapers. The reward could be increased to $50,000 if the victim of the kidnaping was under 18 years of age.
Bill Introductions: Alcohol: SB 760 by Sen. William Campbell (R-Hacienda Heights) would set a minimum penalty for those convicted of selling alcohol to a minor of 48 hours in a county jail and a fine of $250.
Senior Citizens: SB 752 by Sen. Dan McCorquodale (D-San Jose) would allow people 65 and older to purchase for $5 a year passes good for unlimited daytime use of most state parks.
Stolen Cars: SB 709 by Sen. Larry Stirling (R-San Diego) would require automobile insurance companies to pay $500 rewards to people who find stolen cars and report them to law enforcement agencies.
Gang Violence: SB 665 by Sen. Ed Davis (R-Valencia) would require the state Department of Education to develop a model gang violence prevention curriculum.
Sex Offenders: SB 674 by Sen. Newton R. Russell (R-Glendale) would provide for rewards of up to $500 for information leading to the conviction, probation or parole revocation of convicted sex offenders who fail to comply with the law requiring them to notify local law enforcement officials of a change in residence.
Judges: SB 719 by Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) would increase the number of Orange County Superior Court judges from 59 to 69 and the number of South Orange County Municipal Court judges from four to seven.
Pearl Harbor Day: SB 697 by Sen. Don Rogers (R-Bakersfield) would require the governor to annually proclaim Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Day.