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Governor Signs Chiu Bill to Help Homeless Individuals Obtain Birth Certificates

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

SACRAMENTO—Legislation 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 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2490 will waive the $25 fee that the California Department of Public Health Vital Records charges when issuing a certified copy of a birth certificate.  

Chiu Bill to Curb School Bullying Signed by Governor

Law 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 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2291 will require the California Department of Education (CDE) to establish guidelines to prevent bullying and disseminate online training modules to local educators.

Chiu Bill to Help Tenants Facing Eviction Signed by Governor

Legislation makes sure weekends and holidays do not count in timelines for tenants to respond to legal notices

SACRAMENTO--A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to extend the notice period for tenants facing evictions was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2343 will give tenants more time to respond to eviction proceedings and correct an imbalance in the tenant notice and eviction process.

Assemblymember Chiu Statement on Senate Bill 901

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement after the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 901 tonight:

“In recent years, nearly every region of our state has been ravaged by wildfires. Given the frightening reality of climate change and decades of flawed forest management, we know that without hard decisions, the intensity and frequency of wildfires will only grow in the years ahead.

California bill to help inmates land jobs moves to governor’s desk

Photo: Michael Macor / The Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle, Melody Gutierrez

SACRAMENTO — Inmates who receive career training in automotive repair, cosmetology, construction and other fields would find it easier to find jobs in those professions once they leave lockup, under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

LGBT advocates optimistic about remaining bills in California Legislature

Los Angeles Blade, Christopher Kane

With days remaining before the conclusion of California’s legislative session on Friday, August 31, the fate of at least 12 measures that concern the state’s LGBT community remains uncertain. Advocates are hopeful, though, that a string of recent victories will signal favorable outcomes.