Press Release

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Immigrant Worker Protection Act - AB 450 - is CA’s latest challenge to Trump deportation force and goes further than any state to put proactive worker protections into law

Sacramento – The Immigrant Worker Protection Act, a bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that affirmatively protects workers from immigration enforcement through disruptive workplace raids, today passed the Assembly by an initial vote of 49-24. AB 450 comes as arrests of immigrants with no criminal record have more than doubled in the first few months of 2017, and many advocates for immigrants fear that worksite raids are next.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sacramento, CA –  A bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to help reduce food waste in California by clarifying confusing food date labels passed the State Assembly today. Assembly Bill (AB) 954 standardized guidelines for food date labels to make sure they better describe food freshness and safety. Specifically, the bill directs the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of Public Health to create voluntary uniform language for food date labels that would include “BEST if used by” for foods that lose freshness over time and “USE by” for the limited number of foods that should be consumed by a certain date for safety reasons.

Monday, May 22, 2017

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

Sacramento, CA–The Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, a bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that strengthens state law to protect immigrant tenants from intimidation and retaliation in their homes, today passed the full Assembly.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assembly Bill 71, a measure authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that will create an ongoing, permanent state funding source for affordable housing by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on second homes has cleared the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee. “We need to be sure that all Californians have roofs over their heads before we provide tax breaks to help some people with two homes,” said Assemblymember Chiu.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA–The Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee today passed Assembly Bill (AB) 71, a measure authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco) that will create an ongoing, permanent state funding source for affordable housing by eliminating the state mortgage interest deduction on second homes. The bill received aye votes from all seven of the committee’s Democratic members.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA–Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his revised budget:

Monday, May 8, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) wrote Assembly Bill 1468 to give Community College officials proper authority to use funds to provide students with financial assistance when an unexpected emergency situation arises that could force the student to drop out. “All of us know that college students face intense levels of financial insecurity and there’s an epidemic of hunger and homelessness on college campuses,” said Assemblymember Chiu.