Tuesday, August 31, 2010

State Legislature: SINE DIE*

from the Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert

8PM Aug 31 |In case you missed it:

On the last day of the legislative session, lawmakers sent a bill targeting massage parlors to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk. But they didn't strike a budget deal. As expected, dueling spending plans fell short in votes in both houses.

They also gave final approval to a bills aimed at cracking down on paparazzi, "pension spiking" and parents who allow their kids to skip school.

Lawmakers also passed a bill to prohibit employers from using credit reports in hiring decisions, allow oil rigs to be converted into artificial reefs for fish, roll back the cut off date for children to enter kindergarten and release from prison some inmates who are medically disabled.

A bill to ban the use of BPA in children products failed to get the votes it needed to pass.

And an Assembly committee killed legislation championed by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg that would have changed how districts lay off teachers.

*Does not mean “good riddance” or “without a clue”. Adjournment sine die (from the Latin "without day") means "without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing"

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