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Law Encouraging Counties to Coordinate Traffic Is Signed

In an effort to combat increasing traffic gridlock, Gov. George Deukmejian has signed into law a bill (SB 1402) by Sen. Robert Presley (D-Riverside) to encourage the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties to develop a coordinated rail and bus transportation plan.

“We just cannot plan piecemeal for such a vast and growing region,” Presley said. “We must make sure we plan a true integrated system with well-coordinated services so commuters can get to work and back as easily and efficiently as possible.”

For the record:

12:00 AM, Jun. 20, 1990 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday June 20, 1990 Home Edition Part A Page 3 Column 5 Metro Desk 2 inches; 42 words Type of Material: Correction
1962 execution--Due to an error in the California Almanac, the Sacramento File on May 30 incorrectly reported the name of the last woman executed at San Quentin prison and the date on which she died. Elizabeth Duncan was the last woman to die in the San Quentin gas chamber. She was executed on Aug. 8, 1962.

No new super-agencies or governing boards will be set up under the plan, Presley stressed. Existing transportation commission staffs will draw up the regional rail and bus transportation plan, which must be adopted by the four commissions before it could go into effect.

GOVERNOR

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Will attend a Long Beach City College commencement ceremony Thursday morning. That afternoon he will go to an Oakland meeting of his advisory board on the October, 1989, Bay Area earthquake.

ASSEMBLY

Floor Action

AIDS: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 41-26 vote a bill (AB 2922) by Assemblywoman Teresa Hughes (D-Los Angeles) that would allow school districts to add AIDS information material to health education classes.

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Discrimination: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 41-23 vote a bill (AB 3034) by Assemblyman Johan Klehs (D-Castro Valley) to deny state tax exemptions to private clubs that discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, blindness or other physical disability.

Puppies: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 55-2 vote a bill (AB 4300) by Assemblyman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) calling for fines and license suspensions of pet stores that repeatedly sell sick puppies.

Gifts: Passed and sent to the Senate on a 68-0 vote a bill (AB 3584) by Assemblywoman Jackie Speier (D-South San Francisco) to prohibit state Consumer Regulatory Board members from accepting gifts valued at more than $10 per month or any speaking fee from any person subject to their jurisdiction.

SENATE

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Floor Action

Hotel Reservations: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 29-2 vote a bill (SB 2082) by President Pro Tem David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles) to make hotels and motels subject to lawsuits for civil damages if they overbook and fail to provide accommodations guaranteed by a reservation.

Stalking: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 35-0 vote a bill (SB 2184) by Sen. Edward R. Royce (R-Anaheim) to create a new crime of stalking, described as maliciously following or disturbing the peace of another person with the intent of making him or her fear death or great bodily injury.

Gangs: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 35-0 vote a bill (SB 2460) by Sen. Cecil N. Green (D-Norwalk) to direct the state Commission on Teacher Credentialing to include training in dealing with youth gangs and school violence in teacher and administrator preparation programs.

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Illegal Aliens: Passed and sent to the Assembly on a 25-7 vote a bill (SB 1745) by Sen. John Seymour (R-Anaheim) to require names of illegal aliens convicted of felonies to be turned over to federal immigration authorities for possible deportation proceedings.

Capital Fact

Barbara Graham was the last woman executed at San Quentin prison, on June 3, 1959, according to the California Almanac.


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