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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It is time for our state to acknowledge what our hospitals already know: Housing is health care.

Gov. Jerry Brown can take an important step in recognizing housing is health care by signing Assembly Bill 74 by Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement after California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 595 (Beall), which authorizes the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to reduce transit and traffic congestion by placing before Bay Area voters a toll increase on state-owned bridges. Asm. Chiu is a Principal Co-Author of the bill and managed it on the Assembly Floor.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The state passed the nation's most comprehensive law to make drug prices more transparent. It has also inspired other states to take on the pharmaceutical companies in November.

When California does something, other states pay attention. Not just because it's the most populous state, but also because it's one of the most progressive and has enviably dug itself out of a $26 billion budget hole.

The issue of drug prices doesn't appear to be any different.

On Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed what many say is the nation's most comprehensive law to make drug prices more transparent. It will likely result in similar legislation in other states. And a 2016 California ballot initiative on drug pricing is being replicated on Ohio ballots this coming November.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AB 450 -- The Immigrant Worker Protection Act -- continues CA’s challenge to Trump’s deportation machine and goes further than any state to put worker protections into law

SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 450 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, that affirmatively protects workers from immigration enforcement through disruptive workplace raids. AB 450 comes as arrests of immigrants with no criminal record have more than doubled so far in 2017, and many advocates for immigrants fear that worksite raids are next. The Act will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AB 291 strengthens laws to be sure that immigrant tenants do not face intimidation and retaliation in their homes


SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown today signed a bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, which strengthens state law to protect immigrant tenants from intimidation and retaliation in their homes. The measure will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Energy storage empowers customers to use power when it is the cheapest and most plentiful and creates resource stability for grid operators

SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown on Saturday signed Assembly Bill 546 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D–San Francisco) that would encourage energy storage technology by streamlining the permitting process for installations of this crucial technology. The measure will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Assemblymember David Chiu shakes hand of Governor Brown on Signing of Affordable Housing Legislation Package.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Assemblymember David Chiu, Chair of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee, today issued the following statement after Governor Brown signed a historic set of housing bills to address the affordable housing crisis in California. Since joining the Assembly in 2014, Assemblymember Chiu has made the rising cost of housing his top legislative priority. He is the lead author of Assembly Bill 73, which will incentivize local governments to plan for and permit housing, and a principal co-author or joint author of many of the other signed bills, including Senate Bills 2 and 3, and Assembly Bills 72 and 1505.  

Friday, September 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Governor Jerry Brown signed 15 bills into law Friday aimed at increasing affordable housing. The measures signed by Governor Brown provide funding for affordable housing, boost construction and strengthen existing housing laws.

"Today you can be sure we've got 15 good bills," said Governor Brown.