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Bill to Help Pregnant Foster Youth Sent to Governor

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(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California Legislature passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to help pregnant foster youth access prenatal services.

Sponsored by the John Burton Foundation, the Children’s Law Center of California and First Place for Youth, Assembly Bill (AB) 1838 would allow caregivers of expectant foster youth to receive an existing infant income supplement three months prior to the birth of the child in order to encourage prenatal care access and preparation for parenthood.  It passed the Assembly 69-0 vote today following a 36-0 Senate vote last week.  Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30, 2016 to sign or veto the bill.

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Ca Legislature Passes Ting Bill to Protect Nail Salon Workers

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Legislative action complements report Ting secured through state budget process

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Legislature passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that would help immigrant nail salon workers and their employers understand labor laws.

Assembly Bill (AB) AB 2437 passed the Senate 26-13 last Wednesday and the Assembly today with a 54-25 vote.  It now moves to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature or veto before the end of September.

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CA Legislature Passes Universal, "All Gender" Restroom Access Bill

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(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Legislature passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom access law.  The vote followed a federal judge’s ruling preventing the U.S. Department of Education from implementing guidance requiring school districts to allow transgender students to choose which restroom and locker facilities to use based on gender identity.

If signed into law, Ting’s AB 1732 would require single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation to be universally accessible to all genders starting March 1, 2017.

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Advocates, SF Leaders Urge Passage of Tour Bus Safety Inspection Bill

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SF Supervisors ready for new public safety powers if bill clears final hoops in State Capitol

(San Francisco, CA) - Flanked by street safety advocates and local leaders on the steps of City Hall, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) urged passage of his tour bus safety reform legislation before the California State Legislature concludes its work at the end of this month.

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Lawmakers Approve Audit of UC President’s Office

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(SACRAMENTO,CA) –  State lawmakers approved an audit of the Office of the President of the University of California at the request of Assembly budget leaders given concerns with the insufficient and even substantially conflicting information available.

The audit was requested by Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento).  It was approved by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee with bipartisan support and will be conducted by California’s independent State Auditor.  The audit is expected to be completed by May of next year.

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Governor Signs Bill To Protect Blind Voter Rights

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(SACRAMENTO,CA) –  Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to protect the rights of voters with disabilities as more communities in California administer elections by mail.

“This new law is vital to ensure that the convenience of vote by mail elections is widely shared,” said Ting.  “Greater flexibility makes voting by mail easy but convenience for some cannot undermine the right of all citizens vote.  California has led the way for technology to permeate our daily lives and it’s time to harness this power to ensure that everyone who wants to cast a vote may do so.”

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Ting Names Clement Boutique as Small Business of the Year

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(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored local clothing retailer Seedstore, a boutique clothier located in the Richmond District, as Assembly District 19’s 2016 Small Business of the Year.


Cynthia and Jennifer received a resolution from Assemblymember Ting at their store in San Francisco.

“Each year, the Legislature honors small businesses that reflect the flavor of their districts and support the local economy,” said Ting.  “This year, I selected Seedstore, a clothing boutique that reflects the casual, conscientious, and exceptional character of San Francisco.  Additionally, Seedstore’s owners are dedicated to the prosperity and success of their neighborhood – that’s why they feature talented local designers and are involved in their community.”

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Ting Honors SF Student as Veteran of the Year

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Li (center) travelled to the State Capitol with his girlfriend Narissa.

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) honored 26-year-old Justin Li of San Francisco during the California State Assembly’s 9th Annual Veteran of the Year Luncheon, which recognized veterans from across California along with state lawmakers who had previously served in the military.

“Justin is a great example for young people.  Everyone can live a life of service but it starts with a choice to seek change in people and their conditions,” said Ting.  “Justin has a bright future ahead and I know he will make us even more proud with what comes next.”

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Governor Vetoes Ting Bill to Prevent Gun Tragedies at Schools & Workplaces

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(SACRAMENTO, CA) –  Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to prevent gun tragedies at schools and workplaces, locations where most mass shootings occur.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2607 passed the State Senate 21-14 yesterday, following a 41-37 vote in the State Assembly earlier this month.  It was one of 12 gun safety bills the Legislature sent to the Governor yesterday and one of 5 vetoed today.

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CA Legislature Passes Ting Bill to Prevent Gun Tragedies at Schools & Workplaces

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(SACRAMENTO, CA) –  California could have the strongest gun safety law of its kind if Governor Jerry Brown signs a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to prevent gun tragedies at schools and workplaces, locations where most mass shooting tragedies occur.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2607 passed the State Senate 21-14 today, following a 41-37 vote in the State Assembly earlier this month.  It now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature or veto.  Today’s action occurred among many other votes on gun safety legislation.

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