The Berkeley Gazette from Berkeley, California on July 10, 1980 · 7
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The Berkeley Gazette from Berkeley, California · 7

Berkeley, California
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Thursday, July 10, 1980
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TgiHr-tl Stale The INDEPENDENT & GAZETTE Thurs July 10 198&-7 D iirp'itrw Assembly dumps pro -Delta bill Confab role for Feinstein DOUG WILLIS SACRAMENTO (AP) Legislation backed by Gov Edmund Brown Jr to give extra protections to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta if the Peripheral Canal is built has been defeated in the Assembly But the Democratic governors chief of staff Gray Davis predicted victory in a second Assembly vote today The vote Wednesday on SB1361 by Sen John Nejedly R-Walnut Creek was 36-35 six short of the required 41-vote margin Debate over the Nejedly bill triggered still another bitter and emotional floor fight over water historically one of the most explosive political issues in California between legislators from the delta and San Francisco Bay on one side and from the San Joaquin Valley and other farm regions on the other The bill was an attempt to add additional provisions to SB200 a measure now on Browns desk which would authorize construction of the 43-mile canal to take excess Sacramento River water around the delta and jnto the California Aqueduct for delivery to San Joaquin Valley farms and Southern California residences The Nejedly bill would direct state water officials to allow enough fresh water to flow into the delta instead of being diverted into the Peripheral Canal to restore and maintain historical fish and wildlife levels there Other provisions would require that all recipients of Peripheral Canal water develop water conservation programs and would establish h system for groundwater management studies a touchy issue in areas where pumping to water crops has lowered water tables or caused the land to sink This bill puts fish and wildlife before people and agriculture complained Assembly-man Norman Waters D-Plymouth who said it could destroy Californias agriculture The price we pay for this bill will be higher food costs less water for agriculture and a disaster for the State of California added Assembly Republican floor leader Carol Hal-lett of Atascadero Another vote expected today She predicted that any groundwater management and conservation program run by a state bureaucracy will create shortages require that agricultural land be taken out of production and we can be assured of less food and higher costs Assemblyman Larry Kapiloff D-San Diego Assembly floor manager of both bills accused foes of the Nejedly measure of using scare tactics and said predictions that it would destroy agriculture are nonsense i Were not taking water away from anyone in this bill Kapiloff said Kapiloff said rather than destroying agriculture the water conservation provisions of the bill may save it He said the worries about groundwater are also unfounded because all we are asking them to do is participate voluntarily in a groundwater study A study today is a law tomorrow replied Mrs Hallett The Peripheral Canal has been one of Browns top legislative priorities but he has dropped hints that he might veto SB200 a bill his administration sponsored if the Nejedly bill is not also enacted That prompted San Joaquin Valley supporters of the canal bill who opposed the Nejedly bill to accuse Brown of a political doublecross "The governor has broken all his commitments on this measure said Assemblyman Richard Lehman D-Fresno We dont like being double-crossed and played for suckers Lehman added saying Brown did not attempt to make the provisions of Nejedlys bill conditions of the Peripheral Canal measure until he had already gotten the votes of San Joaquin Valley legislators on the the canal authorization Mrs Hallett accused Brown of using SB200 as a hostage to force you to vote for this bill Brown was not immediately available for comment on whether he would sign the Peripheral Canal bill without the Nejedly measure But Davis the Democratic governors chief of staff said any talk of Brown signing SB200 without the Nejedly bill would only encourage foes of Nejedlys measure Silence is the best policy Davis said SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mayor Dianne Feinstein of San Francisco was elected Wednesday as one of four persons who will help chair the Democratic National Convention Aug 11-14 in New York City I The four will serve in the absence of Chairman Thomas Tip ONeill the Massachusetts representative and House speaker 1 STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN SINKS 32x2154585 24x2153390 COPPER PIPE Full Length 159 M ReglISft 42 'O III Now 34 IYI SS2!65 Sacramento summary By The Associated Press A Summary ol Major Action Wednesday July 9 THE GOVERNOR Announced start of state-assisted energy conservation program he says can reduce energy use an average of 32 percent In schools hospitals cities counties and other public agencies and initial loans of $6 1 -million Bills Signed Autos Permits steady burning pilot indicator lights visible from front of vehicle to monitor functioning or parts essential to operation AB2005 Tanner O-EI Monte Fog Lets all vehicles have fog taillamps AB2108 Hanmgan D-Fairfield Health Prohibits discrimination against physically or mentally handicapped in health insurance unless difference in coverage or cost is based on sound actuarial principles or underwriting practices AB2402 Elder D-Long Beach Welfare Allows welfare employees to divulge information on applicants or recipients to law enforcement agencies investigating for criminal acts committed in welfare office or against welfare worker AB2790 Knox D-Richmond Court Allows Municipal and Justice Court records to be destroyed after two to five years AB2867 Frazee R-Carlsbad 1 Acupuncture Transfers jurisdiction over regulation of acupuncture from Board of Medical Quality Assurance s Division of Allied Health Professions to Acupuncture Examining Committee and expands scope of practice AB3040 Knox D-Richmond Motorcycles Extends for one year the noise limit of 83 decibels for motorcycles manufactured after 1974 and before 1981 AB3167 Chappie R-Roseville Pnvacy Extends Confidentiality of Medical Information Act until July 1 1981 AB3461 Maxine Waters D-Los Angeles Mobile Exempts from license fees the first $20000 of market value of mobile home If owned by disabled veteran and used as his home rising to $30000 for low-income veteran SB1319 Craven R-Ocean-side Employee Requires employer who disciplines employee on basis of report from state-licensed shopping investigator to provide employee with copy of report SB1456 Presley D-Riverside Forest Requires Department of Forestry to make available technical expertise in wildland fire prevention and vegetation management to local governments SB1684 Vuich D-Dinuba Divorce Eliminates mandatory court appearances in most uncontested dissolution cases SB1698 Wilson D-La Mesa THE SENATE Bills Passed Marriage Would liberalize conditions under which marriages could be dissolved AB2277 Hanmgan D-Fairfield 22-4 to Assembly for vote on amendments Waste Would provide up to $100000 for waste cleanup and give authority to collect that amount plus fines from responsible parties AB2700 McCarthy D-San Francisco 32-0 to Assembly for vote on amendments Eggs Would require registration of egg brand names and prohibit eggs in containers not bearing brand names AB3 1 52 Kelley R-Hemet 24-2 to governor Handicapped Would appropriate $300000 to purchase special vehicles for handicapped persons AB754 Wray D-Westminster 37-0 to Assembly for vote on amendments Criminals Would require minimum of 15 years on conviction of any of 30 violent felonies after two prior terms for such felonies AB3375 McAlister D-San Jose 39-0 to Assembly for vote on amendments Drugs Would prohibit minors from entering room where drug paraphernalia is sold SB1660 Presley D-Riverside 24-0 to governor Solar1 Would create program to assess potential solar energy protects in agricultu'e AB3048 Levine D-Santa Monica 21-10 to Assembly for vote on amendments Gasoline Would allow gasoline station operators to sell their franchises AB2609 Willie Brown D-San Francisco 22-1 1 to Assembly for vote on amendments Welfare Would provide for use of a California Necessities Index to determine welfare grant increases AB2982 Young D-Cerritos 21-17 to governor Constitutional Amendment Proposed Prop 13 Would provide that "change of ownership" shall not include acquisition of real property as replacement of comparable property it the acquirer has been displaced by eminent domain because of Century Freeway SCA51 Bill Greene D-Los Angeles THE ASSEMBLY Bills Passed ' Civil Would define terms malice fraud and oppression in civil actions SB1989 Maddy R-Fresnof 56-6 to Senate for vote on amendments OAT Would give codify Office of Appropriate Technology which has existed for four years under governor s executive order SB1725 Presley D-Rwerside 67-3 to Senate for vote on amendments Deaf Would create division to provide interpreters job placement and counseling for deaf and heanng-impaired AB2492 Alatorre D-Los Angeles 70-0 to Senate Liability Would make seller immune to product liability suit If the user had modified the product SB225 Robbins D-Van Nuys 55-3 to Senate for vote on amendments Century Would allow hiring preference to persons familiar with area for Century Freeway Replacement Housing Program AB2375 Tucker D-Inglewood 59-0 to concur in Senate amendments to gover-nor School Would allow public school employees whose religious beliefs do not allow them to join organizations be exempt from joining employee groups as a condition of employment SB2030 Rodda D-Sacra-mento 52-0 to Senate for vote on amendments Resolution Passed Plants Would ask federal government to pass law to prevent harmful effects of factory closings AJR7Q Fenton D-Montebello 54-0 to Senate Bills Defeated Health Would give small rural counties extra funds for public health services SB1750 Ray Johnson R-Chico 41-21 54 needed reconsideration granted to Inactive file Perijiheral Would require additional protections for delta water quality as condition of constructing Penpheral Canal would require canal water users to develop water conservation programs would authorize groundwater studies SB1361 Nejedly R-Walnut Creek 36-35 with 41 votes required reconsideratioiranted Bi-slate Tahoe area agency may be revamped RENO (AP) The governors of California and Nevada and top legislative leaders are studying a proposal to revamp the bi-state Tahoe Regional Planning Agency a Nevada state senator said Wednesday Thomas "Spike Wilson D-Reno said legislative negotiators for the two sides have agreed on all major issues which have divided the two states in the long struggle over how to govern the Sierra lake Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm Saturday 8 am to 2 pm TTT m GEBCEED r 8 tot Step into sandals with cool barely-there style for summer Canvas or leather straps or slides Mervyn's has them allj And our prices7 Irresistible' A Leather huaraches in brown Orig 13 00 898 B Canvas vamps in navy natural Orig 1700 1098 C Wood-bottom flats in latigo Orig 15 001198 D Canvas in black red natural Orig 20 00 1298 E Strippy 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