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(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Assembly passed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that would help immigrant nail salon workers and their employers understand labor laws.
AB 2437 passed 50-27 and moves to the State Senate for further review. It is a part of an ongoing effort in the State Assembly to ensure that the rights of nail salon workers are respected and protected.
(Sacramento) – With relatives of gun violence victims looking on, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and several other Assembly Democratic lawmakers held a news conference in the State Capitol to discuss National Gun Violence Awareness Day (June 2nd) and pending gun related legislation. Assemblymember Ting authored Assembly Bill 2607 to allow employers, coworkers, teachers, and mental health workers to seek restraining orders that temporarily prevent dangerous people from owning or possessing firearms. “Mass shootings have become routine, almost daily occurrences across the country,” Assemblymember Ting said. “We don’t need more tragic inspiration. We just need life-saving solutions.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D–San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, released this morning.
“California continues to have a responsible budget for a stronger middle class. As we continue to save money in our rainy day fund, education investments remain our top priority. Additionally, more Californians will move into the middle class with the raising of the minimum wage across the state. As we finalize our budget over the next month, we need to develop long term funding strategies for child care, pre-school, and higher education.
Vote contrasts with discriminatory laws recently enacted in other states
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Assembly passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom access law among states. AB 1732 would require all single-occupancy restrooms in California to be universally accessible and identified as “all gender.” The vote stood in contrast with North Carolina filing suit today against the U.S. Justice Department in defense of its discriminatory restroom law.
“We just sent a powerful message to the nation. This is a simple, safe, and respectful alternative to the hate being legislated in other states,” said Ting. “Restrooms are a necessity of life, making equal access to them a civil rights issue. Gender segregated access to a solitary restroom defies common sense. This bill moves us in a direction where everyone’s rights are respected and protected.”
(SAN FRANCISCO) – A bill that would protect the voting rights of disabled individuals passed off the Assembly floor today. AB 2252, by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would allow voters with disabilities to vote with the same convenience that military and overseas voters have by receiving their ballots via email.
“Technology has permeated many aspects of our daily lives for greater convenience and efficiency. In government, technology has proven an effective tool in greater transparency and public participation,” said Ting. “However, the act of voting itself is not as convenient or accessible as it should be and vote by mail only systems have proven an obstacle for some voters to participate. By emailing ballots to voters living with disabilities, we can ensure that their right to vote is not compromised. AB 2252 would allow voters with disabilities to cast their vote by using technology currently limited to military and overseas voters.”
Call for action comes two days after the 17th Anniversary of the Columbine school shooting
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Parents, educators, gun safety advocates, and a mass shooting survivor joined State Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) in urging passage of his bill to prevent gun tragedies at schools and workplaces. Ting’s AB 2607 passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee this week and awaits a vote of the Assembly.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) –As San Francisco schools conclude Bike and Roll to School Week, from April 18-22, the California State Assembly passed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to encourage more cycling.
Ting’s Assembly Bill (AB) 2509 passed 45-27 and moves to the State Senate for further review.
“We need clear laws about where it is safe and reasonable to ride,” said Ting. “Unfortunately, state law undermines cycling in everyday situations. This reform will encourage more people to pursue cycling as a transportation alternative that is good for their health and our environment. Side by side riding is a critical tool for parents to buffer their kids when riding together and they shouldn’t get a ticket for it.”
SF Supervisors ready to act on new authority to protect public
(Sacramento, CA) – The State Assembly Transportation Committee approved legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to get more safety inspections for tour buses operating on local streets.
Ting’s Assembly Bill (AB) 1677 passed with a 10-4 vote and heads to the Appropriations Committee for further review.
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to establish the nation’s most progressive restroom access law among the states passed with unanimous support in the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.
Ting’s AB 1732 passed 14-0, with bipartisan support. It would require single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and public spaces to be identified as “all gender.”
(SACRAMENTO, CA) Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to the California State Assembly’s passage of Senate Bill (SB) 3, which would incrementally increase the state’s minimum wage over five years to $15 per hour by 2022. Ting is a principal co-author of the legislation. The State Senate is also voting on this legislation today. Ting’s statement follows.
“This is a historic win for working men and women. As our economy grows, workers deserve a stake in the state’s success,” said Ting. “Many families have not seen our economic recovery benefit their bottom line. No one should work full time and live in poverty. Working families deserve the dignity of a livable wage.”