Press Releases

Legislation To Increase Hate Crime Penalties Passes Committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Public Safety approved AB 28, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park), which would increase the fines for hate crime to fund programs on racial or ethnic sensitivity, or other similar training in the area of civil rights.  

Pandemic Response Legislation Passes Key Committee

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions approved AB 691, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park), which would make permanent authorization for certified optometrists to administer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.  

Assemblymember Chau 2021 Legislative Priorities

MONTEREY PARK – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park) has been working on his legislative priorities for the year, which include proposals to improve privacy and consumer protections, combat the rise in hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, address the Covid-19 pandemic, and to reduce wildfire risks in the State.

Privacy and Consumer Protection

Wildfire Prevention Legislation Passes Key Committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources approved AB 697, authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park).  This bill would establish a program in California to allow the state to help plan, manage, and implement forest restoration projects on federal lands through an expanded and formalized Good Neighbor Authority (GNA).

Chau Introduces Automated Decision Systems Accountability Act of 2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park) introduced legislation that would bring accountability and transparency to algorithm-driven systems used by businesses and public entities, which rely on machine learning or artificial intelligence to make decisions affecting people’s lives.    

Chau Introduces Legislation to Combat Misinformation Online

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park) introduced legislation that would empower Californians to better assess what social media platforms are doing to address the rampant spread of misinformation.