Press Releases

Governor Newsom Signs Law That Aims to Save Children from Hot Cars AB 2717 Grants Immunity to Good Samaritans Who Break Windows to Rescue Kids

(Sacramento) – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2717 into law on September 30, a bill authored by Assembly Member Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park). The new law will provide people with immunity from liability for damage to cars and trucks when someone is rescuing children age 6 and younger trapped in a vehicle. The law takes effect on January 1, 2021.

Assembly Committees Convenes First Informational Hearing On Facial Recognition Technology

SACRAMENTO – State legislators, key academics, industry experts, government liaisons, and consumer and civil liberties representatives convened on Tuesday for the first informational hearing of the California State Assembly on Facial Recognition Technology (FRT). The committees examined the promises and challenges associated with FRT, and impact it may have on California residents, state and local governments, and businesses. Also considered was the role that the Legislature should take in approaching this complex and emerging issue.

Assemblymember Chau Unveils 2019 Legislative Priorities

(Monterey park) – assemblymember Ed Chau (D–Monterey Park) unveiled his 2019 legislative bill package, which focuses on the important work he will be doing in the areas of privacy and consumer protection, economic development and education, health, and public safety.

Barbara Messina Recognized As 2019 Woman Of The Year By Assemblymember Ed Chau

Sacramento – Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) honored Barbara Messina as the 2019 “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.

Assembly Privacy Committee Convenes First Informational Hearing On The California Consumer Privacy Act Of 2018

Sacramento – State legislators, key academics, industry experts, government liaisons, and consumer representatives convened on Wednesday for an informational hearing of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). Members of the committee heard from numerous stakeholders on ways to refine the law – ranging from suggestions on how to further clarify and address perceived workability issues from a business standpoint, to suggestions on how to strengthen the law from a consumer and privacy protections standpoint.

Assemblymember Chau Honors Leaders Who Make A Difference At Holiday Toy Drive

SAN GABRIEL – On December 6th, Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) honored eight outstanding individuals and organizations with the “Make a Difference” award for their dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life for residents in the community. The award ceremony took place during the Assemblymember’s annual “Holiday Toy Drive” in the City of San Gabriel.