Chu Kicks Off 2018 by Introducing Bills to Protect Communities from Hate Crimes and to Prepare Students for Careers After Graduation

Thursday, January 4, 2018

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January 4, 2018

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Chu Kicks Off 2018 by Introducing Bills to Protect Communities from Hate Crimes and to Prepare Students for Careers After Graduation

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Chu (D-Milpitas) introduced two new bills on the first day lawmakers resumed business in Sacramento  -  AB 1757, a measure aimed to establish the first-of-its-kind hate crime reporting standards in California and AB 1763, requiring schools to provide high school students career and higher education preparatory classes. 

“For 2018, I am putting forward solutions that will make positive impacts for my constituents.  These two bills are part of a larger package I am working on this year,” said Assemblymember Chu. “As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes, it is my commitment reduce the frequency of bias related crimes and keep our communities safe.  I am excited introduce a bill that will provide a simple but necessary tool for law enforcement officers to record hate crimes and hate incidents.  The other bill that I introduced will help students be better prepared to reach higher education and career goals after graduating high school.”