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Governor Signs Chiu Bill to Increase Access to Medical Records for Low-Income Patients

New law will remove barriers for Californians applying for public benefit programs

Sacramento, CA—Legislation authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to make it easier for low-income people to access their medical records was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday. Assembly Bill 2520 will expand access to free medical records and ensure patients applying for public benefit programs receive completed eligibility forms from health care providers.

COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation seeks to prevent evictions as Californians struggle to pay rent Sacramento, CA--Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) to prevent and delay evictions passed the Assembly floor on a concurrence vote today and now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk for his signature. Assembly Bill 3088, the product of negotiations led by Governor Gavin Newsom, seeks to prevent evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.

Newly Announced COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Bill Passes Senate

Legislation seeks to prevent evictions as Californians struggle to pay rent

Sacramento, CA--Newly amended legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) to prevent and delay evictions passed the Senate floor today. Assembly Bill 3088, the product of negotiations led by Governor Gavin Newsom, seeks to prevent evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants financially impacted by COVID-19.

Assemblymember Chiu Statement on COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Legislation

Assemblymember David Chiu (D - San Francisco) today issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leadership announced details of Assembly Bill 3088, a compromise policy to prevent evictions in the wake of COVID-19:

“What the Governor and legislative leadership have announced today is an imperfect but necessary solution to a colossal problem. 

Key Chiu Bills Clear Senate Appropriations Committee

COVID-19 eviction and foreclosure prevention legislation among the bills moving forward

Sacramento, CA--Three bills authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) cleared a crucial legislative hurdle today when they came off of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. The bills would prevent evictions and foreclosures in the wake of COVID-19, compel the gun industry to adopt new safety features, and soften the impacts of board and care facility closures. 

COVID-19 Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Bill Clears Key Hurdle

Legislation would prevent a wave of mass evictions and foreclosures as Californians struggle to pay rent and mortgages

Sacramento, CA--Legislation by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) to prevent evictions and foreclosures passed the Senate Judiciary Committee today. As the economic fallout from COVID-19 leaves millions of Californians vulnerable, Assembly Bill 1436 would prevent evictions for non-payment of rent and grant struggling property owners mortgage forbearance.

Nine Big City Mayors Endorse COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Bill

Support comes as Legislature moves into final weeks of legislative session

Sacramento, CA--Today nine mayors of many of California’s largest cities issued a letter endorsing an eviction and foreclosure prevention bill currently before the state legislature. Assembly Bill 1436 by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and 15 legislative co-authors would prevent evictions in the wake of COVID-19 and grant struggling property owners mortgage forbearance.

Assembly Leaders Push for Increased Housing Production

Package of legislation passed by the Assembly would spur housing creation in California

Sacramento, CA--Members of the California State Assembly advanced a package of housing production bills this week. The proposals increase the amount of housing that is allowed in California and make the housing approval process quicker and smoother.