Retrieved from " https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Milk is only the second Californian, after naturalist John Muir, to receive the honour. Also that same day, he signed SBwhich updated California's Education Code and ensure the strengthening and uniformity of all non-discrimination policies governing all publicly funded schools, charter schools, alternative schools, and post-secondary educational institutions. Mark Leno, a Democratic state senator, who wrote the bill to honour Milk, said he was pleased about the governor's decision.
This story originally appeared 7 Sep in Baptist Press.
Schwarzenegger to veto historic ‘gay marriage’ bill
His strategy worked, and the momentum gained from Senate passage persuaded enough Assembly Democrats to change their votes. On September 13,Governor Schwarzenegger signed the California Insurance Equality Act into law, which expanded California's domestic partnership registry to require a health care service plan and a health insurer to provide coverage to the registered domestic partner of an employee, subscriber, insured, or policyholder that is equal to the coverage it provides to the spouse of those persons and would extend this requirement to all other forms of insurance regulated by the Department of Insurance and would deem that all of those policies as well as health care service plans and health insurance policies issued, amended, delivered, or renewed in this state on or after January 1,or January 2,as specified, provide registered domestic partner coverage equal to that provided to spouses. On September 30,Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed ABwhich would have prohibited contracts from requiring a person to waive their legal rights and procedures under the civil rights laws dealing with bias-motivated violence and hate crimes. Because moneys in the Public Employees' Health Care Fund would be used for a new purpose, this bill would make an appropriation and entitle a retired member and his or her domestic partner to the same entitlements as described above, if specified criteria are satisfied, including providing an affidavit signed by the member and domestic partner under penalty of perjury relative to the member's service retirement effective date or disability retirement date and expand those provisions to provide that a conservatee retains the capacity to enter into a domestic partnership, as specified. While it will not be a state holiday, schools will be encouraged to hold lessons "remembering the life of Harvey Milk, recognising his accomplishments and familiarising pupils with the contributions he made to this state". The bill would state that any refusal to solemnize a marriage under that provision shall not affect the tax exempt status of any entity. Also that same day, he signed AB into law, which conforms statutory code provisions prohibiting discrimination in specific government and business operations to those characteristics already covered by non-discrimination laws of general application to government operations and business establishments.
The day for Milk will be the fourth special day of recognition in the state, joining days for Muir, teachers and the California poppy. Schwarzenegger signed the measure late on Sunday along with new laws to help gay and lesbian people in California. Two pro-family coalitions — VoteYesMarriage. Also that same day, he signed AB into law, which requires the California Department of Education CDE to assess schools, as part of CDE's existing monitoring process, for compliance with specific anti-discrimination and harassment policies and procedures, and display on their web site specific bias-related and discrimination and harassment information. Also that same day, he signed AB into law, which requires additional subject matter coverage in mandatory trainings of foster care providers and licensing personnel to include basic instruction on existing laws regarding the safety of foster youth at school, including the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of Conservatives blasted the bill as unconstitutional and as defying the will of the people.