Upcoming Livestream of Joint Town Hall Event
We continue to be inspired by the citizens of San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties. You have been the epicenter of the resistance, and your participation in the political process has been incredible. As the new legislative session is in full swing, we want to hear from you! Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting and Senator Scott Wiener will be having a Town Hall on Saturday, April 6th at the UC Hastings School of Law. If you cannot be there but want to know how we are representing you in Sacramento, you can watch a livestream of the event here.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Legislation will audit all backlogged sexual assault evidence kits in California
SACRAMENTO--A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. The measure, AB 3118, will require a statewide audit of all untested rape kits in California.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Measure will allow guardians ad litem to proceed anonymously
SACRAMENTO--Legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to protect the identities of immigrant parents in California courts was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2185 will create a standardized process for individuals who petition courts to become a guardian ad litem under a pseudonym and require courts to make specific findings when determining the need for anonymity.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Law will make it easier to build supportive housing
SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) to address California’s homelessness crisis was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2162 will streamline approvals for supportive housing to help individuals experiencing homelessness move into safe, secure housing.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO--Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) joined lawmakers and community leaders today to release a letter calling on Congress to recognize the service of Chinese American World War II Veterans.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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 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.
The San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board
Friday was the official deadline for this year’s legislative session in Sacramento. Now it’s up to Gov. Jerry Brown to pick and choose the bills that become California law. Brown is facing many important choices over the coming days and weeks.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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.