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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) honored Kin Hui as the 49th Assembly District “Small Business of the Year” for 2017, at an event the hosted by the California Small Business Association in Sacramento. The ceremony recognizes small businesses for their outstanding contributions to California.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly approved Assembly Bill (AB) 739, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which will require at least 15% of heavy-duty vehicles purchased by State agencies to be zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by 2025 and at least 30% of those vehicles to be ZEV by 2030.  Specifically, this bill establishes phased-in targets for incorporating more ZEVs into the State's heavy duty fleet.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Assembly approved Assembly Bill (AB) 76, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which would protect children from exposure to marijuana products.  Specifically, it would prohibit the operator of an Internet Web site, online service, online application, or mobile application from marketing marijuana products or services to a person under the age of twenty-one, in certain circumstances. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Appropriations approved three bills authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park).  The bills include efforts to protect children from exposure to marijuana products, and to ensure the state procures zero-emission heavy duty vehicles.

“I am thrilled to see these bills move forward because they protect children from exposure to marijuana products, and continue California’s effort to reduce carbon emissions,” said Assemblymember Ed Chau.

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."