- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on action at the California Legislature (all times local):

1:40 p.m.

California begins a new fiscal year Friday, but a few pieces of the spending plan remain unsettled as lawmakers head home for a monthlong break.

The Assembly and Senate adjourned Thursday without passing three of the 17 bills that comprise the state budget. They affect energy, natural resources and transportation policy.

While the Assembly, Senate and governor have agreed to the bulk of the spending plan for the next fiscal year, a handful of minor provisions remain sticking points.

For example, the Assembly’s version of one bill would restrict orca breeding and performances. The Senate’s version does not.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state’s $122.5 billion spending plan earlier this week. The delay in passing measures known as “trailer bills” does not restrict the state’s ability to spend money.

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12:10 p.m.

California lawmakers are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to reverse his opposition and declare a state of emergency on homelessness.

The move came just after legislators approved a massive investment in the nation’s largest population of mentally ill homeless people with a $2 billion bond to build permanent, supportive housing.

Democratic lawmakers say homelessness is a public health crisis affecting tens of thousands more people than those who will be helped with the bond.

Brown has repeatedly turned down the idea of an emergency declaration, saying local governments are best suited to address homelessness.

The Assembly voted 59-11 Thursday to ask him to do as Hawaii did to free up disaster funds and provide swift assistance.

Brown has endorsed the bond, which the Assembly sent to him on a 62-4 vote.

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11:10 a.m.

The California Legislature is considering up to a dozen gun control bills as Democrats try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop his proposed ballot initiative.

The Senate voted Thursday to allow co-workers, mental health workers or others with concerns to seek a restraining order preventing someone from buying or possessing a gun. Senators also voted to restrict all gun purchases to one per month per person, a limit that currently applies only to handguns.

The Assembly voted to regulate ammunition sales and to ban assault rifles with bullet-buttons that allow a shooter to quickly change magazines.

Lawmakers are rushing to send gun measures to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in an effort to persuade Newsom, a fellow Democrat, to drop his competing gun-control ballot initiative.

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This story has been corrected to show the date of the vote was Thursday, not Tuesday.

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