Press Release

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, May 1, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) brought his measure (Assembly Bill 2073) to address toxic lead paint in California homes to the Judiciary Committee. AB 2073 is part of a reform package to safeguard children from the health consequences of toxic lead paint, remove hurdles from holding paint companies responsible, and protect homeowners form threats of frivolous lawsuits from giant paint companies. “At the end of the day, the lead paint companies are the new tobacco companies of 2018,” Assemblymember Chiu told the committee.

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
Monday, April 23, 2018

(Sacramento) – Under proposals from Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and a coalition of state legislators and advocates, it will be easier for formerly incarcerated people to get professional licenses upon re-entry. The legislation will prohibit the majority of State agencies that provide professional licenses from using arrest or conviction records as the sole basis to deny professional licenses to Californians with non-violent offenses. “If the State of California is truly committed to rehabilitation, then we need to walk the walk,” said Assemblymember Chiu.

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.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), along with other lawmakers and advocates of children safety announced a package of bills to address the toxic lead paint problem in California homes. The measures will safeguard children from the health consequences of toxic lead paint, hold toxic lead paint companies responsible, and protect homeowners from threats of frivolous lawsuits from giant paint companies. “For many decades, a handful of giant paint manufactures sold toxic lead paint to California homeowners.