Sacramento – Today, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved three bills authored by assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park). The bills include efforts help establish a process for administering funds from the Federal Housing Trust Fund (HTF), require hospitals to post their language assistance policies online, and prepare the state for dealing with cyber-attacks.
“I am happy to see these bills continue to move through the legislative process as they deal with important issues facing our State and my constituents,” said Assemblymember Chau. “These bills help provide resources for creating affordable housing, ensuring language accessibility in hospitals, and preparing our state to counter the threat of cyber-attacks.”
Non-Profit Organizations are vital to any community for the invaluable services they provide to aid and improve their communities. However, many Non-Profit Organizations struggle with learning how to operate and with how to be successful. Please join me for a Non-Profit Organization Workshop that will provide Non-Profit Organizations with the tools and resources they need to be successful in their work. The workshop will provide information on where Non-Profits can get money and how to legally raise money from those sources.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
3pm to 5pm
Langley Senior Citizen Center
400 W Emerson Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Sacramento - Today, the Senate Committee on Education unanimously approved AB
1258, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which would establish a public-private
partnership grant pilot program to support innovative ways of introducing and engaging students
from historically underrepresented groups to computer science.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) issued the following statement today after the Legislature finalized the State Budget:
“Today’s budget once again balances our priorities and values, which are to pay down debt and build reserves, while investing in Californians. Some of the biggest investments are focused on helping California families’ access higher education, which saw increases in funding above $150 million, and expanding early care and education options for working families through investments above $400 million.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) has written legislation to make the digital universe a bit safer for all of us. Assembly Bill 195 would protect individual privacy by cracking down on websites that help people “hire a hacker” to commit digital crimes. And, Assembly 964 would enhance privacy protections for sensitive personal information by strengthening California’s data breach notification law. Assemblymember Chau says, “Cyber security is a growing concern and our laws need to keep up with the world of digital crime.” Learn more about Assemblymember Chau’s legislation in this Assembly Web Report. http://www.asmdc.org/chau
Sacramento — Today, the Senate Committee on Public Safety unanimously approved AB 195, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which would protect individual privacy by cracking down on websites that assist in the solicitation of a hacker to illegally access a computer network.
“At a time when cyber security is becoming a growing issue of concern in our society, some of these sites are promoting a culture in which people are connecting with cybercriminals to commit illegal activities,” said Assemblymember Chau. “AB 195 seeks to ensure that the services being advertised are legitimate by making it a crime to assist in the solicitation of a hacker for illegal activities.”
Sacramento – The Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development heard testimony today from a number of experts representing academia, industry, and government on the challenges to building and creating more housing that is affordable to low-income families and individuals in our state during an informational hearing at the State Capitol.
“There is no question that we are facing an affordable housing crisis in California,” said Assemblymember Chau (D-Monterey Park), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development. “We have about 134,000 homeless people living in our streets, a decrease in homeownership rates, and an increase in the number of renters. The situation is exacerbated by low vacancy rates and rent increases.”
Sacramento, CA — Today, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) introduced AB 389, which would direct a general acute hospital to post its language assistance policy for limited-English proficient (LEP) individuals online and require the California Department of Public Health and the Office of Statewide Planning and Development to post this information on their websites, as well.
“For many Californian’s who are not proficient in English, the lack of culturally and linguistically appropriate staff and services remains a major barrier to accessing adequate healthcare,” said Assemblymember Chau. “Failure to provide language access can lead to serious consequences, such as higher rates of hospitalization, drug complications, and not returning for follow-ups after an emergency room visit.”
Sacramento — Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D – San Diego) has appointed Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) to Chair the newly formed Assembly Select Committee on Emerging Technologies.
“We live in an age where innovation is key to promoting economic growth, increasing our standard of living, and improving our health and environment,” said Assemblymember Chau. “With each passing day new technological breakthroughs are on the horizon, we need to examine their impacts on society and on our legal and regulatory frameworks.”
Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) introduced a bill that would protect individual privacy by cracking down on websites that assist in the solicitation of a hacker to illegally access a computer network or smartphone.
“As one of the countless victims of identity theft, I am concerned by the growing number of these Hacker-for-Hire websites that encourage people to commit cybercrimes,” said Assemblymember Chau. “AB 195 seeks to ensure that the services being advertised are legitimate by making it a crime to assist in the solicitation of a hacker for illegal activities.”