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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Legislation will centralize state data on homelessness to determine the most effective programs and solutions

SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s homelessness crisis passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2161 will centralize data related to homelessness across state agencies to ensure resources are being used effectively.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Legislation would generate $250 million to strengthen San Francisco waterfront to protect against seismic events and flooding

SACRAMENTO—A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to finance crucial improvements to the Embarcadero Seawall along three miles of San Francisco waterfront passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2578 would give the state a mechanism to contribute to the Seawall Earthquake Safety Program and would generate an estimated $55 million in the first ten years of the program and $250 million over the lifetime of the program.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Bill will complete a statewide audit of all backlogged sexual assault evidence kits

SACRAMENTO--A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits passed the Assembly today. The measure, Assembly Bill 3118, will require a statewide audit of all untested rape kits in California.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Legislation will make it easier to build supportive housing in California

SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s homelessness crisis passed the Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2162 will streamline approvals for permanent supportive housing ensuring individuals experiencing homelessness are able to get off of the street and into permanent supportive housing.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Bills will reduce backlog of untested rape kits, address California’s housing crisis, expand health care, and rebuild the San Francisco Seawall

SACRAMENTO--Nine bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) cleared a crucial legislative hurdle today when they came off the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. The bills would help reduce the backlog of untested rape kits, incentivize transit-oriented development, begin to tackle the State’s homelessness crisis, make health care more affordable, and invest in the San Francisco Seawall.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Assemblyman Chiu at Mental Health Awareness Day at the CA State Capitol
Assemblyman Chiu at Mental Health Awareness Day at the CA State Capitol
Assemblyman Chiu at Mental Health Awareness Day at the CA State Capitol
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO—An effort lead by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to help prevent victims of abuse or other crimes from being evicted passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee today. Assembly Bill 2413 would give victims of crimes and residents experiencing emergencies added protections against nuisance ordinance-related evictions. 

“No one should have to choose between calling 911 or being able to stay in their home,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “This bill will ensure victims of crime or abuse can seek the emergency services they need while remaining secure in their housing.”  

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Assemblymember David Chiu and advocates for fair chance licensing
Assemblymember David Chiu and advocates for fair chance licensing
Assemblymember David Chiu and advocates for fair chance licensing
Friday, March 23, 2018

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.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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.