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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Image of town hallPlease join me for a town hall to discuss issues important to San Francisco, learn about current proposals before the legislature, and ask any questions you may have.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  

Saturday, July 14, 2018
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Legislation reduces barriers for homeless individuals and homeless youth attempting to secure identification and access benefits

SACRAMENTOLegislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to waive a fee for homeless individuals who seek to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate passed the Senate Health Committee today.  Assembly Bill 2490 would waive the $25 fee that the California Department of Public Health Vital Records charges when issuing a certified copy of a birth certificate.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Legislation comes as studies show divisive rhetoric in national politics has filtered down to schools

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to prevent bullying and harassment in California schools passed the Senate Education Committee today.  Assembly Bill 2291 would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to establish guidelines to prevent bullying and disseminate online training modules to local educators.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Bill will cap premiums for low- to moderate-income Covered California customers

SACRAMENTO--Legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to increase health care affordability for low- to moderate-income Covered California consumers passed the Assembly late yesterday. Assembly Bill 2565 would cap Covered California insurance premiums to 8 percent of income for customers making earning between 138 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL).  

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Legislation would require BART to establish transit-oriented development zoning standards on BART-owned land

SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) to encourage transit-oriented development (TOD) near certain Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2923 will require BART to set new standards for transit-oriented development on BART-owned land within a half-mile of a BART station. To reduce delays, the bill requires local governments to update their own zoning to meet BART’s affordability and zoning standards.  

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Legislation will prohibit Department of Consumer Affairs from denying professional licenses to Californians with non-violent offenses

SACRAMENTO--Criminal justice reform legislation authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) affecting employment opportunities for Californians with prior convictions passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2138 will prohibit the Department of Consumer Affairs from using arrest or conviction records as the sole basis to deny professional licenses to Californians with non-violent offenses.  

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Legislation will centralize state data on homelessness to determine the most effective programs and solutions

SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s homelessness crisis passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2161 will centralize data related to homelessness across state agencies to ensure resources are being used effectively.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Legislation would generate $250 million to strengthen San Francisco waterfront to protect against seismic events and flooding

SACRAMENTO—A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to finance crucial improvements to the Embarcadero Seawall along three miles of San Francisco waterfront passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2578 would give the state a mechanism to contribute to the Seawall Earthquake Safety Program and would generate an estimated $55 million in the first ten years of the program and $250 million over the lifetime of the program.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bill will complete a statewide audit of all backlogged sexual assault evidence kits

SACRAMENTO--A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits passed the Assembly today. The measure, Assembly Bill 3118, will require a statewide audit of all untested rape kits in California.