Press Releases

Assemblymember Chiu Announces Bill to Prohibit Use of Plastic Pipes in Public Buildings

As fire risk increases in California, legislation would improve environmental safety for the public, first responders, and construction workers

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to reduce toxins in our environment and lessen health risks for firefighters by banning the use of hazardous, combustible plastic pipes in new public buildings. Assembly Bill 3015 would require construction contracts for state buildings to specify that plumbing pipes must be noncombustible.

Assemblymember Chiu Introduces Bill to Create Seamless Bay Area Transit System

Legislation would take immediate action towards transit operator integration leading to a more reliable experience for riders

San Francisco, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill today to create a more seamless, unified Bay Area transit system. Assembly Bill 2057 would instruct Bay Area transit agencies to implement immediate, achievable steps to move toward a more seamless rider experience, and the bill would create a task force to work towards larger, structural changes that would lead to fuller integration among transit operators.

Assemblymember Chiu Proposes Reforming Tax Breaks on Vacation Homes to Create Permanent Funding Source for Homelessness

Legislation would provide nearly $500 million annually to address homelessness in California

 

Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today to create a permanent source of funding to address homelessness by eliminating the mortgage interest deduction (MID) on vacation homes and reforming the MID on primary homes. Assembly Bill 1905 would use the savings accumulated by reforming these tax policies to create the Housing and Homelessness Response Fund to finance homelessness policy solutions across the state.

Governor Signs Chiu Bill to Boost Affordable Housing Production

Law will maximize affordable housing funding by allowing developments to be denser and taller

Los Angeles, CA—A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to boost affordable housing production in California was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today. Assembly Bill 1763 will allow for taller and denser 100 percent affordable housing developments through the creation of an enhanced affordable housing density bonus. 

Chiu Bill to Provide Emergency Financial Aid Signed By Governor

Law will provide emergency grants for students with unforeseen financial hardships

Sacramento, CA--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that would provide community college students with emergency financial aid was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today. Assembly Bill 943 would allow community colleges to administer emergency grants to help stabilize students in financial crisis in order to continue their education.

California Renter Protection Bill Passes Senate

Proposal to combat housing crisis by protecting renters from large rent increases and unfair evictions advances

Sacramento, CA--A major renter protection bill aimed at keeping struggling California tenants in their housing passed the Senate floor today by a 25-10 vote. Assembly Bill 1482 would cap annual rent increases and give renters added eviction protections.

Key Chiu Housing Bills Pass Assembly Housing Committee

Bills will increase affordable housing funding and production

Sacramento, CA--Three bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to address California’s housing crisis passed the Assembly Housing Committee today. The bills would create a Bay Area regional housing entity, fund affordable housing projects through tax increment financing, and boost affordable housing production across the state.

Assemblymember Chiu Moves to Create State Agency for Immigrants and Refugees

Legislation would create the California Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency

San Francisco, CAAssemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) announced a bill today that would create a state agency focused on serving immigrant and refugee populations. Assembly Bill 1113 would establish the California Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency and create a Secretary of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

Chiu Bill to Provide Emergency Financial Aid Passes Key Committee

Legislation would provide emergency grants for students with unforeseen financial hardships

Sacramento, CA--A bill authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) that would provide community college students with emergency financial aid passed the Assembly Education Committee today. Assembly Bill 943 would allow community colleges to administer emergency grants to help stabilize students in financial crisis in order to continue their education.