Press Release

Friday, October 19, 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Legislation requires BART to establish transit-oriented development zoning standards on BART-owned land

SACRAMENTO--A bill authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) to encourage transit-oriented development (TOD) at certain Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. Assembly Bill 2923 will require BART to set new standards for transit-oriented development on BART-owned land within a half mile of a BART station. To reduce delays, the bill requires local governments to update their own zoning to meet BART’s affordability and zoning standards.  

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.