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California Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Regulate Law Enforcement’s Purchase and Acquisition of Military Equipment

Lawmakers propose AB 3131 to require law enforcement agencies to publicly disclose purchase and acquisition of military-grade equipment

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) unveiled new legislation today that would require state and local law enforcement agencies to notify the public and receive approval from local governing bodies prior to the purchase and/or acquisition of military-grade equipment.

State Lawmakers and Advocates Announce Package of Legislation to Take on Toxic Lead Paint

Bills will pick up where courts left off to hold Sherwin Williams, ConAgra, and NL Products accountable for poison paint in Californians’ homes

SACRAMENTO--A coalition of state legislators and advocates today announced a package of bills to address toxic lead paint in California homes.  The proposals by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley), and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) will safeguard children from the health consequences of toxic lead paint, remove hurdles from holding paint companies responsible, and protect homeowners from threats of frivolous lawsuits by giant paint corporations.

Chiu at Supreme Court with his law on crisis pregnancy centers

The San Francisco Chronicle, Heather Knight

California Assemblyman David Chiu has never been inside the U.S. Supreme Court to hear oral arguments, so Tuesday will be a big deal. After all, he’ll be there to see the court take up a law that he wrote — and one he believes is crucial to the health and well-being of Californian women.

California legislation would eliminate Los Angeles rules blocking homeless housing

The Los Angeles Times, Liam Dillon

A California lawmaker wants to make it easier to build homeless housing across the state and is taking aim at Los Angeles.

Legislation from Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) would require cities and counties to approve permanent supportive housing projects for homeless residents anywhere housing is allowed under that local government’s zoning rules.

Assemblyman Chiu seeks $250 million in state money for decaying SF seawall

The San Francisco Chronicle, J.K. Dineen

As much as $250 million in state taxes generated from development along San Francisco’s waterfront would be directed toward the city’s ambitious plan to reconstruct the crumbling Embarcadero seawall, under legislation Assembyman David Chiu will introduce Monday.