Sacramento – Today, the Governor signed AB 2609, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which will protect school-aged children from directly receiving potentially misleading solicitations from for-profit companies to attend “prestige conferences.”
“AB 2609 will protect students from conferences that appear to be awards of merit, but in actuality are costly conferences that may not be beneficial for students’ higher-education opportunities,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau. “This measure ultimately shields students from questionable marketing practices in our schools.”
Sacramento – Today, the Legislature took its final vote in support of AB 2536, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which addresses the issue of cyber sexual bullying. Specifically, it requires the California Department of Education to post information about the issue on the California Healthy Kids Resource Center internet website, and clarifies that sexual bullying is a part of cyberbullying. This bill is now headed to the Governor’s desk for consideration.
“The act of sexting, which some view as a normal adolescent activity, exposes teens to bullying or harassment when their intimate images are taken without their knowledge or disseminated without their consent," said Assemblymember Chau. “This type of bullying has unfortunately resulted in some teenagers committing suicide, and has left schools at a loss on how to address the complex challenges it presents in providing a safe environment for learning.”
Sacramento – The State Legislature recently approved AB 2864, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which will ensure that students in California receive instruction regarding the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the contributions made by Chinese-Americans in establishing the Transcontinental Railroad. This bill is now awaiting approval by the Governor.
“Chinese-Americans have and continue to make significant contributions and add to the diversity of California and the United States, yet oftentimes their presence continues to go unnoticed," said Assemblymember Chau. “It is vital that students learn about our history and the implications of discrimination, in order to thrive collectively in a diverse society.”
Sacramento – The Senate Committee on Public Safety approved AB 1662, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which would protect people from 'hit and run' drone accidents by requiring the operators to remain at the scene of an accident and provide their name and address, along with valid identification, to the victim and police.
“As recreational drones become more prevalent, we are going to see more and more accidents that will likely result from human error,” said Assemblymember Chau. “This bill applies the vehicle hit and run laws to drones, since they are just as capable as cars of causing personal injury and property damage when they fall out of the sky or get too close to people.”
The National Weather Service forecasts Southern California to experience extreme temperatures during the summer. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as triple digits in the Los Angeles Region. The excessive heat may cause health related illnesses such as heat strokes and possible power outages throughout Southern California.
Please take these precautionary measures to decrease the risk of heat-related illness.
• Stay hydrated throughout the day.
• Stay indoors if possible.
• Apply sunscreen if you are planning to be outdoors.
• Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.
• Avoid leaving people or pets in enclosed vehicles.
Should you need a shelter to escape the heat, please check out your local cooling centers throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
Sacramento – The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved AB 587, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which creates a tax abatement program for mobile-home owners who cannot transfer title of ownership into their names, due to tax delinquencies incurred by prior owners.
“Mobile-homes provide a substantial amount of the affordable housing in the state, and owners are currently having difficulty transferring title of ownership into their names,” said Assemblymember Chau. “This bill will provide a means of correcting a system which unjustly penalizes current owners for someone else’s debt and provides an adequate means for them to finally achieve proper title of ownership.”
Sacramento – Today, the Assembly approved AB 2536, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which addresses the issue of sexual bullying by requiring the California Department of Education to post information about the issue on the California Healthy Kids Resource Center Internet Website, and by clarifying that sexual bullying is a part of cyberbullying.
“Sexual bullying is a growing problem in our schools," said Assemblymember Chau. “As legislators, it is incumbent upon us to help our students and to provide a safe environment conducive to learning for all.”
Sacramento – Today, the California State Assembly approved AB 1972, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park), which would allow disabled veterans to receive the Distinguished Veteran Pass, regardless of whether the disability is related to military service during wartime or peacetime. The bill passed the Assembly Floor with a 77-0 vote.
“While we can never properly thank members of our military for all they have done, I believe that those who were disabled during their time of service should receive the benefit of accessing our beautiful state parks at no cost,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau.
Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations approved three bills authored by assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park). The bills include efforts to increase free access for disabled veterans to state parks, provide schools with the tools necessary to address acts of cyberbullying, which result from sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronically, and advance privacy protections for consumers whose personal information may have been compromised during a data breach.
“I was pleased to see these bills move forward, because they honor our veterans for their service to our country and also address some of the growing challenges posed by technology, such as cyberbullying and data security,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau.
Sacramento – Today, Members of the California State Assembly and the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus joined Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) in co-authoring Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 125, which declares May 2016 as Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.
“APIAs have made significant contributions to the history of California and United States,” said Assemblymember Chau. “APIA Heritage Month serves as a time to honor this history and to recognize how APIAs continue to contribute to all aspects of our society.”