Press Releases

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.”  

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.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember David Chiu today issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to sue the State of California over immigration laws:

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Assemblymember David Chiu today issued the following statement regarding the beginning of oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO --The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee and the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today held a joint hearing on the implementation of the historic housing package passed last year. Testimony from experts and advocates highlighted the need for funding for affordable housing production as well as further reforms to streamline local approvals.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bills will complete a statewide audit of all backlogged kits and require the testing of all new kits

(SACRAMENTO)--Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), and advocates introduced legislation today to address the backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits in California.  The measures will require a statewide audit of all untested kits and mandate the testing of all new kits collected.