Press Release

Monday, January 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO (CA) -- With the start of a new decade and many issues facing California, Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) introduces legislation to improve the quality of life for those living in our state.

This week, Assemblymember Chu plans to introduce four pieces of legislation: two to address the power shutoffs enforced by utility companies and two to continue his efforts promoting mental health support.

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.

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.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Since the beginning of 2019, Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) has been working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness California (NAMI-CA) to push for better training on mental health identification for 911 dispatchers through AB 680. The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has decided to voluntarily implement the policy changes sought by AB 680 even though the legislation did not become enacted as law.
Friday, August 9, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Kansen Chu presents a total of $3.75 million of newly-secured State funding to local police departments to address shocking increases in the rate of “smash and grab” crimes. Each police department in Assembly District 25—Milpitas, Fremont, Newark, Santa Clara, and San Jose— will receive $750,000.