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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) today issued the following statement on rumored ICE raids in Northern California and employer obligations under California law.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Becerra said the state Department of Justice and the state Labor Commissioner’s Office plan to issue formal guidance to all California employers, public and private, notifying them of their responsibilities under a new state law called the “Immigrant Worker Protection Act,” authored by Assemblymember David Chiu, and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year that took effect Jan. 1. It seeks to prevent all workers, regardless of immigration status, from being detained at workplaces.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

We not only have a housing crisis in California, we have a tenant crisis. While tenants across our state are suffering, it is our duty to act. That is why I became a coauthor of AB 1506, to give local jurisdictions the flexibility to provide some relief to tenants in their own communities.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) today issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed FY 2018-2019 budget.

“With Governor Brown presenting his final January budget proposal today, it is a good time to reflect on the incredible fiscal turnaround in our state under his leadership. Seemingly insurmountable deficits and debt have been replaced by a real rainy day fund and billions of additional dollars of investments in our schools, our environment, disaster aid, and transportation, among many crucial efforts.

Friday, January 5, 2018


SACRAMENTO — Countering the Trump administration's proposal to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) with Assemblymembers Todd Gloria (D- San Diego), David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) will introduce an Assembly Joint Resolution condemning that action.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Assemblymember Chiu and Assembly Fellow

Assemblymember David Chiu welcomes new Assembly Fellow Samantha Huynh to the California Assembly at the year’s first floor session on January 3, 2018. The California State Assembly Fellowship Program, founded in 1957, provides an opportunity for 18 individuals to directly participate in the legislative process. The 11-month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption in the California Legislature through full-time work as a professional legislative staff member.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Historic housing package among bills signed into law by Governor Brown

Sacramento, CA—The following legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and signed into law by Governor Brown will take effect January 1, 2018.

These 11 bills address a number of critical issues facing Californians including affordable housing and homelessness, protecting immigrants from workplace raids and retaliatory landlords, and reducing the rape kit backlog.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Residents of the 17th Assembly District are invited to fill out a "There Ought To Be A Law" online submission for by clicking this link.

Submissions are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

San Francisco, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu today launched his third annual “There Ought to be a Law” program to offer constituents the opportunity to propose new state legislation for the upcoming 2018 legislative year.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

This morning, I was absolutely stunned and deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Mayor Ed Lee. Years before he was Mayor, I knew him as a devoted public servant who just got things done with a deep love for our city. As we grieve, we will remember his jovial personality, his consensus building, his work to create jobs and housing, and his legacy as the first Chinese American Mayor of San Francisco. My prayers are with the Mayor’s family during this incredibly difficult time.