Will meet with former President Ronald Reagan in Century City on Monday.
Will meet Tuesday with business, labor and legislative leaders to discuss California transportation problems, including a possible state gasoline tax increase to update highways.
Assembly Bill Introductions: Health Insurance: AB 1256 by Assemblyman William J. Filante (R-Greenbrae) would authorize a tax credit of 50% of the amount paid by eligible small employers to provide health care insurance coverage for employees and their dependents.
Counselors: AB 1266 by Assemblyman Curtis Tucker Jr. (D-Inglewood) would require state licensing and regulation of alcohol and drug abuse counselors.
Auto Parts: AB 1120 by Assemblyman Rusty Areias (D-Los Banos) would require state regulation of non-mechanical auto parts needed for motor vehicle accident repairs to help prevent consumers from being gouged.
Ride-sharing: AB 1126 by Assemblyman Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) would provide a tax credit of 20% of the cost of purchasing vans and buses used in employer-sponsored ride-sharing programs. There would be a 15% credit for leased vehicles used for this purpose.
Trucks: AB 1187 by Assemblyman Frank Hill (R-Whittier) would require the Department of Transportation to institute a pilot program to study ways to encourage nighttime truck shipments to reduce daytime freeway congestion.
Marathon: AB 1118 by Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles) would provide for the issuance of special license plates to help defray expenses of the annual Los Angeles Marathon.
Holocaust: AB 1143 by Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) would set up a California Commission on the Holocaust to develop programs of education and commemoration.
Senate Floor Action: Transportation: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 37-0 vote a bill (SB 128) by Sen. Robert G. Beverly (R-Manhattan Beach) to allow the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission to purchase rail coaches through negotiation rather than calling for competitive bids.
Bill Introductions: Used Cars: SB 787 by Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Los Angeles) would require warranties on used cars sold by dealers in California. Used-car dealers would have to either refund the purchase price or repair vehicles that developed mechanical problems within specified periods of time after the sale.
Drugs: SB 778 by Sen. Gary Hart (D-Santa Barbara) provides that competent nursing home patients may not be given certain drugs, such as tranquilizers or sleeping pills, without first being given information to enable them to make an informed decision to accept or refuse such medication.
Firearms: SB 830 by Sen. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) would authorize sheriffs and police chiefs to pay $50 for every illegal or unregistered firearm turned into law enforcement agencies.