Governor

Compiled by Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer

Will speak to the annual Host Committee breakfast in Sacramento on Friday and attend the state Republican Party's fall convention in Anaheim on Saturday.

Assembly

Floor Action:

Automobiles: Passed and returned to the Senate for concurrence in amendments on a 70-1 vote a bill (SB 788) by Sen. Herschel Rosenthal (D-Los Angeles) to require auto dealers to inform prospective purchasers if the vehicle they want to buy was returned under the state "lemon law" because of a defect or the dealer's inability to conform to warranty terms.

Northern Ireland: Passed and sent to the governor on a 43-21 vote a bill (AB 2443) by Assemblyman John Burton (D-San Francisco) designed to steer state pension fund investments away from companies that practice religious or ethnic discrimination in Northern Ireland.

Cal Vet Loans: Passed and sent to the governor on 71-0 vote a bill (AB 2139) by Assemblyman Bob Epple (D-Norwalk) to increase the maximum value of a Cal Vet home loan from $90,000 to $125,000.

Firearms: Passed and returned to the Senate for concurrence in amendments on a 41-30 vote a bill (SB 861) by Sen. Quentin Kopp (I-San Francisco) to require gun dealers to equip concealable firearms with trigger-locking devices before offering them for sale.

Infant Deaths: Passed and returned to the Senate for concurrence in amendments on a 66-2 vote a bill (SB 1070) by Sen. Daniel Boatwright (D-Concord) to establish a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Task Force to advise the director of Department of Health Services on SIDS program needs. SIDS claims the lives of about 800 California babies each year.

Pro Wrestling: Passed and sent to the governor on a 62-2 vote a bill (AB 1040) by Assemblyman Richard Floyd (D-Carson) to repeal state law requiring licensing of professional wrestlers. The author argues that pro wrestling is entertainment and not a sport.

Automobiles: Passed and returned to the Senate for concurrence in amendments on a 42-19 vote a bill (SB 1700) by Sen. Alan Robbins (D-Tarzana) to allow variable interest rate auto purchase loans.

Artists: Passed and returned to the Senate for concurrence in amendments on a 68-2 vote a bill (SB 1189) by Sen. Milton Marks (D-San Francisco) to let artists claim a tax credit equal to 9.3% of the fair market value of their work if it is donated to a nonprofit organization.

Senate

Floor Action:

Telephone Calls: Passed and sent to the governor on a 24-1 vote a bill (SB 10) by Sen. Bill Lockyer (D-Hayward) to require state agencies to answer incoming telephone calls within 10 rings during regular business hours under normal working conditions.

Boom Boxes: Passed and sent to the governor on a 21-10 vote a bill (SB 1130) by Sen. Cecil Green (D-Norwalk) to prohibit the operation of any vehicle sound amplification system that can be heard 50 feet or more away from the vehicle.

Junk Fax: Passed and sent to the governor on a 25-4 vote a bill (SB 487) by Sen. Quentin Kopp (I-San Francisco) to make it illegal to transmit junk advertising material over facsimile machines.

Doctors' Fees: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 30-3 vote a bill (AB 675) by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) to make the charging of excessive fees grounds for state disciplinary action against doctors.

Discrimination: Passed and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in amendments on a 26-1 vote a bill (AB 2208) by Assemblyman Robert Campbell (D-Richmond) to prohibit rental property landlords and home sellers from discriminating against immigrants from other countries.

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