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Thursday, June 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO--State lawmakers gathered in Sacramento today to announce that lead paint manufacturers have removed the “Healthy Homes and Schools Act” from the November ballot.

As a result of today’s announcement, all stakeholders have agreed to work collaboratively to resolve the issues related to lead paint in older homes around the state.  Also, the three Assembly authors of pending bills in this area will be holding their bills for this legislative session - Assembly Bill 2073 (Chiu), Assembly Bill 2803 (Limon) and Assembly Bill 2136 (Bonta).

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement regarding AB 1838 and SB 872:

“It is with great disappointment and disgust that I have to cast a vote for AB 1838 and SB 872 today.  Politics often comes down to impossible choices, and today was no exception.

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.