Soon after voters approved Proposition 64, recreational cannabis use has become legal in the state of California.
Cannabis workshop

But with the enactment of this new law in 2018, many people have asked how the use, cultivation and sale of cannabis will be regulated, and what this new source of economic growth means for the future of the Golden State.

Thursday, April 12
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

East Los Angeles College - Campus Center
Building F5, Multipurpose Room 201
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Free Parking Available at Parking Structure 3 on Avenida Cesar Chavez.

Learn from experts how recreational cannabis affects your community, and what you can soon expect from this growing industry.

We want to hear from you! RSVP by calling my District Office at (323) 264-4949 or email by Monday, April 9.

As always, it's my pleasure to serve you, and all the constituents of the 49th District.

Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park) will unveil his 2018 legislative bill package, which focuses on the important work he will be doing in the areas of privacy and consumer protection, child protection, and public safety.

Privacy and Consumer Protection

Assembly Bill (AB) 375 would ensure that consumers enjoy choice and transparency in the treatment of their personal information when accessing the internet by requiring an Internet Service Provider to get opt-in consent from consumers in order to use, disclose or permit access to sensitive customer personal information for reasons other than providing the service. It also prohibits providers from charging a penalty, offering a discount, or refusing to provide service, based on the consumer’s consent decision.

“Last year, Congress and the Trump administration repealed rules that gave broadband Internet customers control over their personal information,” said Assemblymember Chau. “This bill helps restore those protections and puts California consumers back in the driver’s seat to make their own privacy decisions.” 

AB 1859 would require Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies to protect consumer information by patching vulnerable computer systems within ten days or be subject to civil penalties awarded to individuals whose data was compromised.

“The Equifax data breach was an extremely disruptive event in the lives of over 145 million Americans, and it was the result of a failure to update vulnerable computer systems,” said Assemblymember Chau.  “This bill updates our law to address negligently lax behavior by credit reporting agencies when it comes to safeguarding their systems against cybersecurity threats.” 

AB 1999 would expand existing authority for municipal and public utility districts to develop public broadband services to community service districts, and require those entities to adhere to “net neutrality rules” when providing such services.

“The recent action by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal net neutrality rules has rekindled the idea that local governments ought to play a more active role in building out locally-owned broadband networks,” said Assemblymember Chau. “As locally-owned broadband networks become an alternative for consumers, the State should uphold the tenets of an open Internet by requiring adherence to the core principles of net neutrality.”

Child Protection

AB 2511 would outlaw fine print, boilerplate terms and conditions language on social media websites and applications that presume children obtain parental consent to having their images and names used in marketing.

“Expecting children to read these legalistic terms and conditions, understand them, and then say that mom and dad have agreed to abide by them stretches consent beyond credibility, and it appears to be a secret tool for a business to market products to other children,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau. “My bill simply and modestly says that this kind of term and condition where children consent on behalf of their parents is illegal.”

AB 2662 would establish a program, under the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, to study the role and addictive impact of electronic media on the cognitive, social, and behavioral development of children. 

“Technology has become such an integral part of our everyday lives, but we don’t really know what impacts the addictive use of smartphones, tablets and computers, to access content, has on our children’s psychology and development,” said Assemblymember Chau. “Establishing a program to study the benefits and costs of electronic media can better inform policy decisions related to the use of technology.”

Public Safety

AB 2058 would require law enforcement agencies to send data to the Department of Motor Vehicles on the number of arrests made for driving under the influence of cannabis.  

“The legalization of cannabis will undoubtedly contribute to the rise of impaired driving,” said Assemblymember Chau.  “Establishing a uniform mechanism to evaluate cannabis drugged driving arrests will inform what policies are needed to address this dangerous behavior.”

AB 3011 would allow distinct, but related incidents of theft, whether committed against one or more victims, to be aggregated to a charge of grand theft.

“Communities throughout the district have experienced an increase in crime, since the passage of Propositions 47 and 57,” said Assemblymember Chau. “The unintended consequences of these recent reforms could be addressed by allowing multiple incidents of theft to be aggregated into a charge of grand theft in order to prevent criminals from getting away with committing more frequent, smaller crimes.”

Assemblymember Chau will be joined at the press conference by Ed Howard, Senior Counsel to the Children’s Advocacy Institute, and Dr. Irella Perez of Common Sense Kids Action.

You’re invited to join Assemblymember Ed Chau's Holiday Toy Drive & Make a Difference Awards.

Friday, December 15
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Arcadia Community Center
365 Campus Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007

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Join Speaker Anthony Rendon’s Appointments Unit and me for an upcoming appointment seminar. We are seeking talented and qualified individuals to apply for these important positions on state boards and commissions. Come learn about the application process for being appointed to ensure the best opportunity at being selected! California needs quality leadership that reflects the rich diversity of our great state. Appointments are an opportunity for civic engagement and a chance to enrich the lives of all Californians.

Will you or someone you know consider serving?


  • The Governor’s Office
  • League of California Cities
  • API Caucus
  • City of Monterey Park

Thursday September 28, 2017
5:30 p.m. 

Service Club House
440 So. McPherrin Ave 
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Refreshments will be served.

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The National Weather Service predicts extremely high temperatures for Southern California this summer, reaching as high as triple digits in the Los Angeles region. The excessive heat puts local residents at greater risk for health-related illnesses such as heat stroke, as well as possible power outages throughout the region.

Please take the 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.


Joslyn Adult Recreation Center
210 N. Chapel Ave.
Alhambra CA 91801
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri


Arcadia Community Center
365 Campus Dr.
Arcadia CA 91007
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon – Fri

Arcadia Public Library
20 W. Duarte Rd.
Arcadia CA 91006
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mon-Thu
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri-Sat

El Monte

El Monte Library
3224 Tyler Ave.
El Monte CA 91731
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon-Thu
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sun

Jack Crippen Multi-Purpose Senior Center
3120 N. Tyler Ave.
El Monte CA 91731
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Mon-Thu
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fri
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat


Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Dr.
Montebello CA 90640
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri

Monterey Park

Langley Senior Citizens Center
400 W. Emerson Ave.
Monterey Park CA 91754
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Fri; Sat - Sun

San Gabriel

Asian Youth Center
100 Clary Ave.
San Gabriel CA 91776
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon-Fri

South El Monte

South El Monte Senior Center Transportation
1556 Central Ave.
South El Monte CA 91733
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat (Saturdays only in July/August)

What You Can Do to Help Conserve Energy at Work and at Home

  • Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees
  • Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical
  • Turn off unused appliances and switch off lights when leaving a room
  • Operate energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours
  • Model energy conservation behaviors and encourage your friends, family and members of your community to do the same at work and at home
  • The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has declared a Flex Alert, which is a voluntary call for businesses and residents to reduce their energy usage in response to falling power reserves
  • More tips and info can be found at the Flex Alert website