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Monday, May 15, 2017

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) 81, which declares May 2017 as Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Heritage Month. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Assembly approved Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 86, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), to raise awareness about mental health and promoting mental wellness in the APIA communities. May 10th is Asian Pacific Islander American Mental Health Day.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

MONTEREY PARK – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) hosted a workshop to provide local service oriented nonprofits with some tips on Federal and California laws surrounding fundraising and reporting requirements.

“The non-profit sector plays a critical role in serving the needs our communities,” said Assemblymember Chau. “Many of the organizations in attendance today benefited from discussions regarding industry trends, best practices, and were given an opportunity to network.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions approved two bills, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), that are designed to protect children from exposure to marijuana products. AB 175 would establish a packaging and labeling approval process for all edible marijuana products, prior to them being sold in retail stores.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Health approved AB 850, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which will expand the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) by requiring the Governor to appoint an additional member with knowledge and experience in reducing mental health disparities, especially for racial and ethnic communities. Under current law, the MHSOAC exists to provide oversight for the implementation of Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection approved Assembly Bill (AB) 364, which seeks to build a strong cybersecurity workforce in California.

"Cyberattacks are a significant and growing risk to California businesses and public agencies – with threats ranging from service disruption and the theft of intellectual property, to ransomware and large-scale data breaches," said Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park). "Our best defense is a strong cybersecurity industry here in California – and we should do everything we can, as a state, to grow that industry, and those efforts begin with making sure we understand it fully."

Friday, March 17, 2017

MONTEREY PARK – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park) unveiled his 2017 legislative bill package, which focused on the important work he will be doing to protect children from exposure to marijuana products, to help small business owners facing frivolous lawsuits, to ensure rebuilt salvage vehicles are inspected for safety, to address the dissemination of “fake news” stories, and to enhance cybersecurity, privacy and consumer protections for all Californians.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) honored Ernestina Barbara Yamashiro as the 2017 “Woman of the Year” for the 49th District during a legislative ceremony held at the Assembly Chambers. The ceremony recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to California, as part of Women’s History Month.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection held an oversight hearing to review the operations of the California Department of Technology (CDT), while focusing on its progress in three major areas: general operations, information security, and IT project oversight.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sacramento – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D – Monterey Park) released the following statement upon announcement of the Governor’s 2017-2018 State Budget proposal:

“For the past few years, Assembly Democrats have made it a priority to find common ground in crafting a responsible budget; so, I appreciate the approach that Governor Brown is taking with this proposal and his commitment to safeguard some of our most important accomplishments in recent years.