Both the Assembly and the Senate approved Democrats’ healthcare bills. They would require employers to spend a certain amount of payroll on healthcare-- or pay into a special state fund. …. The Senate approved a ban on smoking in cars with children present.
In the Assembly lawmakers approved a measure that would allow same sex couples to marry. They also wrestled with the issue of requiring pet owners to spay or neuter their dogs and cats—it finally passed after the bill’s author did some heavy lobbying.
Assemblymembers also approved a measure to require state retirement funds to divest holdings with companies that do business with Iran.
The process will start all over again as bills move to the other house.