Press Release

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – As Californians prepare to fall back on Sunday, November 3, Assemblymember Chu announces he will introduce a resolution urging Congress to authorize California to shift to permanent daylight saving time in January when the Legislature reconvenes. Assemblymember Chu introduced Assembly Bill 7 to deliver on the voters’ overwhelming support of Proposition 7 that authorized the Legislature to end the biannual time switch. AB 7 shifts California to permanent daylight saving time in the March following its passage and Congressional authorization.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Monday, October 14, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Newsom recently signed AB 508 and AB 600 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) as part of efforts to bring clean drinking water and services to disadvantaged communities.  These bills will improve efficiency and transparency in processes to deliver safe drinking water and promote equitable development by preventing cities from selectively annexing around nearby disadvantaged unincorporated communities. 

Friday, October 4, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This week, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 800 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose), which will protect the identity of survivors of domestic and other violent crimes who participate in the Secretary of State’s Safe at Home Program when filing civil court documents. The Safe at Home program allows survivors of domestic assault, sexual assault, stalking, and other specific crimes to apply for a substitute address to protect them from the perpetrators.

Friday, September 27, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to help shelters better serve youth that are homeless or at the risk of homelessness.  AB 1235 by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) expands the categories of youth who can be served at safety net shelters and also allows for longer stays. It makes reforms that were brought to Assemblymember Chu by the Bill Wilson Center, which provides emergency shelter for youth who are homeless in Santa Clara County. AB 1235 was sponsored by the Bill Wilson Center and John Burton Advocates for Youth.