Press Releases

Monday, October 16, 2017

Affordable Housing -- Homelessness -- Victims’ Rights -- Immigrant Rights -- LGBT Rights -- Consumer Health & Safety -- Jobs

Sacramento, CA — Eleven bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) have been signed into law by Governor Brown.

“In a shocking year where the Trump Administration is moving our country backwards and attacking the most vulnerable members of our community, California has shown that it can make progress on the most pressing challenges of our time,” said Assemblymember Chiu, Chair of the Housing & Community Development Committee. “We took historic steps to create more affordable housing and protect immigrants while also tackling the transportation crisis and climate change. We have much work left to do, but we made a good start. I look forward to working with my colleagues, Governor Brown, and the residents of my District to build on these accomplishments next year.”

Saturday, October 14, 2017

AB 74 - The Housing for a Healthy California Program - pays for the cost of housing homeless individuals on Medi-Cal

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown today signed a bill by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that aims to change the way California tackles homelessness. Assembly Bill 74 creates the Housing for a Healthy California Program, which will align housing and health care resources to fight homelessness by taking an innovative approach to helping individuals who are chronically homeless. The bill takes effect on January 1, 2018.

Friday, October 13, 2017

AB 677 ensures schools and government agencies collect voluntarily provided sexual orientation and gender identity data when collecting other demographic data

SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 677 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), which will help ensure that California public policy meets the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) communities.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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AB 41 will help address rape kits backlog 

SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown today signed a bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that will help reduce the number of untested sexual assault evidence kits throughout California. Assembly Bill 41, which is sponsored by Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, will for first time require law enforcement agencies to report to the California Department of Justice annual data on sexual assault evidence kit collection and testing, providing greater transparency for survivors, policy makers and the criminal justice system. The measure will take effect on January 1, 2018.

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement after California Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 595 (Beall), which authorizes the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to reduce transit and traffic congestion by placing before Bay Area voters a toll increase on state-owned bridges. Asm. Chiu is a Principal Co-Author of the bill and managed it on the Assembly Floor.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AB 450 -- The Immigrant Worker Protection Act -- continues CA’s challenge to Trump’s deportation machine and goes further than any state to put worker protections into law

SACRAMENTO--Governor Brown today signed Assembly Bill 450 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), the Immigrant Worker Protection Act, that affirmatively protects workers from immigration enforcement through disruptive workplace raids. AB 450 comes as arrests of immigrants with no criminal record have more than doubled so far in 2017, and many advocates for immigrants fear that worksite raids are next. The Act will take effect on January 1, 2018.