Bill requires more disclosure from charter schools

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California charter schools would be subject to the same open meeting laws and disclosure requirements as school boards and local governments under a bill passed by the Assembly. Lawmakers passed AB913 by Democratic Assemblyman Ed Chau of Monterey Park on Thursday. The bill now moves to the Senate. Chau says it makes sense to hold the governing bodies of charter schools accountable to the same standards as other public schools because they are funded with taxpayer money. He says too often charter schools are found to have misappropriated funds.

Key Committee Clears Chau Bill Aimed At Addressing Language Barriers To Justice In California

Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Judiciary passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra), to establish the California Language Access Task Force which would develop a statewide Language Access Plan with recommendations for court officials and staff to address language access issues in our court systems. Assembly Bill (AB) 1127 now awaits further review in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.

Chau Bill To Invest In Clean Technology Passes Key Committee

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Alhambra), to ensure that a portion of cap-and-trade revenues will be used to develop, demonstrate, and deploy the innovative technologies necessary to help meet the state’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Assembly Bill (AB) 1375 now awaits further review by the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.