The Watch Dog


UPDATE 12/1/99

HR 1691-The Religious Liberty Protection Act The greatest threat facing today's christian is the assault on religious freedom! EXAMPLES A court in Massachusetts ruled that it not violate parental religious freedom by requiring students to view sexually explicit material without parental consent. A Jewish rabbi was threatened with prosecution because he held a prayer meeting in a converted garage in Florida. Religous students were penalized for requiring that their leader be of a certain belief. Call you state representatives and senators and let them know that they must support HR 1691. People in California called and

AB 1363 VETOED Existing law establishes the Healthy Families Program to arrange for the provision of health services to eligible children. This program is managed by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. CRI note: This bill will allow children to be assessed, diagnosed and refered for mental and medical treatment at school health clinics without parent permission or participation

Hate-crimes legislation is gone, for now.
Protections for crimes committed against people based on their sexual orientation., not that this was bad. But the "language" provided UNequal protection to different victims.

Pro-life advocates scored a small victory. Clinton approved restrictions on overseas funding for abortions.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a Massachusetts custody case involving two lesbians and a child artificially conceived by one of them

Y2K! Are we sick of it yet? Maybe,but the long-forgotten embedded chips are being discovered late in the game. Automated doors and traffic signals to cash registers, as well as underground systems, fire control panels, fire alarm panels .

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that the Boy Scouts may not exclude homosexual as leaders.

As christians we should be up on what is going on behind the closed doors of the White House. This page has been created to keep you informed of bills that would be of great interest to God's people.So be sure to check us out now and then to see what is going on our nation's capital.

California is the HOT SPOT right now. So, we are showing you the list of bills passed,vetoed and pending. What goes there may very well go for your state soon.

Report on Governor's Signing/Vetoing of Bills

Parent's Rights
AB 1363 VETOED
Existing law establishes the Healthy Families Program to arrange for the provision of health services to eligible children. This program is managed by the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. CRI note: This bill will allow children to be assessed, diagnosed and refered for mental and medical treatment at school health clinics without parent permission or participation.

Homosexually AB 26 SIGNED This bill legalizes “domestic partners” which in reality amounts to homosexual marriage. Homosexuals will now have taxpayers supported employee benefits. This bill elevates homosexual relationships to that of marriage.
This bill will force schools to normalize homosexual behavior by inserting sexual orientation into the state education code. Values taught at home and church will be undermined by the government schools as they will forced to stop any message that does not say that homosexuality is normal.
AB 1001 SIGNED For the first time in history behavior is now a civil right. This bill will allow the government to levy fines and files lawsuits at taxpayer expense against citizens of faith and conscience. This bill could impact the Boy Scouts, Christian businesses and churches.
Similar to AB 1001, AB 1670 would use indirect means to insert “sexual orientation” into FEHA and the two bills would have similar impact upon schoolchildren and citizens of conscience. AB 1670 declares as a civil right “any other basis prohibited by Section 51 of the Civil Code.” This is a simple matter of connecting the dots. California courts have used judicial fiat to make case law placing “sexual orientation”

into Civil Code 51, otherwise known as the Unruh Civil Rights Act. Thus, the courts have inserted sexual orientation (homosexuality and bisexuality) into Civil Code 51, and AB 1670 inserts Civil Code 51 into FEHA in regards to housing. This bill would result in tax-funded investigations and fines against citizens of conscience, and the promotion of homosexuality and bisexuality to children in public schools under the guise of civil rights.
SB 75 VETOED This bill essentially accomplishes the same result as AB 26 by creating a statewide “domestic partners” registry. SB 75 would also change the law to equate “domestic partners” with married spouse in the areas of wills and conservatorships.


Gambling

AB 1385 VETOED This bill would expressly ratify a number of specified tribal-state gaming compacts, and would provide that any other compact executed after September 10, 1999, is also ratified if certified by the Governor to be materially identical to one of these compacts, subject to review and possible rejection by the Legislature.

AB 1409 SIGNED This bill would state findings and declarations of the Legislature, and would authorize gambling establishments to operate controlled games utilizing a player-dealer position, provided that the rules of the game require that the opportunity to occupy this position and to operate or maintain a bank continuously and systematically rotates among seated players and that no one player may participate as the player-dealer more often than once in every 3 consecutive hands, or otherwise exceed in a manner that would not comply with the minimal player-dealer rotation requirements imposed by regulation or rule of the commission or division for that type of game.

AB 1517 SIGNED This bill would state findings and declarations of the Legislature, and would provide that a progressive pool pot game played in a gambling establishment licensed by the commission is not unlawful if the game contains an element elements of skill.

SB 416 SIGNED This bill would narrow both of these definitions to include only corporations that were licensed to conduct horse racing and simulcast wagering during the 5-year period prior to January 1, 2000.

SCA 4 VETOED This measure would provide that, notwithstanding the general constitutional prohibition against lotteries, the Legislature may authorize private , nonprofit , eligible organizations to conduct raffles as a funding mechanism to provide support for their own or others' another private, nonprofit, eligible organization's beneficial and charitable works, provided that at least 90% of the gross receipts from the raffle go directly to beneficial or charitable purposes in California, and any person who receives compensation in connection with the operation of a raffle is an employee of the private nonprofit organization that is conducting the raffle.

SCA 11 VETOED This measure would provide that, notwithstanding the provisions of the California Constitution prohibiting lotteries and casinos of the type operating in Nevada and New Jersey, the Governor is authorized to negotiate and conclude compacts, subject to ratification by the Legislature, for the operation of slot machines and for the conduct of lottery games, and banking and percentage card games by federally recognized Indian tribes on Indian lands in California in accordance with federal law.

For the full text of these or any other bills, or the voting records on bills goto www.sen.ca.gov The Gov.
. This site's Legislation page contains both Assembly and Senate bill information. ACTION: Continue to let Governor Davis hear from you!

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