Bill Setting Goal for Offshore Wind Energy Production Passes State Senate CommitteeA bill aiming to jumpstart wind energy production in California came one step closer to becoming a law Monday when a state senate committee approved it.
Assembly Bill Would Facilitate Name Change on College Diplomas for Trans, Nonbinary StudentsCalifornia Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco proposed a bill on Thursday that would allow transgender and nonbinary public college students to use their preferred names instead of their birth names on diplomas.
California's Unemployment Backlog Shrinks to 1.3 MillionOfficials from California’s unemployment benefits agency said Wednesday it cleared about 246,000 of its more than 1.6 million backlogged claims following a two-week "reset" where it stopped taking new applications and focused on improving its technology.
S.F. Assemblyman's Proposed Bill Clips Tax Breaks for Upscale California HomeownersCalifornia would raise taxes on some homeowners and use the money to pay for homeless services under a bill proposed Thursday by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-S.F.)
California Bill Aims To Protect Undocumented Immigrants From Workplace RaidsReports of federal agents raiding workplaces in search of undocumented immigrants has California legislators proposing a new law.
Bay Area Lawmaker Decries Trump's Proposed $6B Cut To HUD Budget"This is a housing crisis that preceded Donald Trump, but it is about to be exacerbated by our president," said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco.
San Francisco Lawmaker Wants Automated Cameras to Identify, Ticket SpeedersAssemblyman David Chiu introduced a bill which would make automatic speed-enforcement cameras and ticketing legal in the state. He defended his plan in an interview on KPIX with Phil Matier.
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Remove Hazardous Chemicals From Nail Salons StatewideThe Healthy Nail Salon Task Force created by Assemblymember David Chiu will work through the fall on nail salon issues with a goal of pursuing legislation during the 2016 session that begins in January.
California Pregnancy Centers Would Have To Tell Visitors Abortion Is An Option Under New BillCrisis pregnancy centers in California would have to tell visitors that abortion is an option under legislation approved by the state Assembly.
Bill Would Mandate California Stores, Restaurants To Schedule Workers 2 Weeks AheadA lawmaker from the Bay Area has introduced a bill that would require some California retailers and restaurant chains to schedule employees at least two weeks in advance and would give workers additional pay for last-minute changes.
David Campos Concedes To David Chiu In Race For San Francisco Assembly SeatSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos has conceded the race for the District 17 state assembly seat, his rival Supervisor David Chiu said Thursday evening.
Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF’s Airbnb Legislation; Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’San Francisco's new law legalizing home shares suffered a setback Monday when HomeAway filed a lawsuit challenging the measure.
San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back ProgramSan Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.
Supervisors Question Implementation Of San Francisco’s Plastic Water-Bottle Ban Amending San Francisco's plastic water bottle ban was the subject of a recent Board of Supervisors' hearing. As of October 1st, events with access to onsite water have been prohibited from selling bottled water.
Making San Francisco Homeowners Responsible For Care Of Trees Was Mistake, City Supervisors SaySome San Francisco supervisors are calling for a hearing to look into the city's policy making property owners responsible for maintaining city-owned trees.