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Assembly Approves Ting Proposal to End Unnecessary Jaywalk Ticketing


In a continued effort to seek fairness in fines and prevent potentially escalating police stops for jaywalking, the California State Assembly today approved AB 2147, The Freedom To Walk Act, by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco). The legislation legalizes street crossings outside of an intersection when safe to do so, essentially ending law enforcement’s ability to cite pedestrians for jaywalking when roadways are clear. Jaywalking is arbitrarily enforced throughout California with tickets disproportionately given to people of color and individuals of modest means.

“We should be encouraging people to get out of their cars and walk more for health and environmental reasons. But when expensive tickets and unnecessary confrontations with police impact only certain communities, it’s time to reconsider how we use our law enforcement resources and whether our jaywalking laws really do protect pedestrians” said Ting.

Spectrum TV News: Proposed legislation aims to curb Anti-Asian Violence, Harassment Through Public Education Campaign

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through 2021, there have been almost 11,000 hate incidents reported in the U.S., according to Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition that tracks these racially motivated attacks. 

.... To help curb the violence against women and other vulnerable groups, Stop AAPI Hate is supporting three pieces of proposed California legislation that frame harassment and violence as a public health issue.

KQED: CA Has Nearly $100 Billion Extra to Spend — Newsom Wants to Offset Inflation

California is flush with nearly $100 billion in extra cash for the fiscal year that will begin in July, but Gov. Gavin Newsom says he sees economic storms ahead, and wants to spend that money on programs that will help the state and its residents weather an uncertain future.

 ... As happens every year, Newsom’s May proposal is really the starting point for negotiations with lawmakers. San Francisco Democrat Phil Ting, who chairs the Assembly Budget Committee, said lawmakers will be pushing back on Newsom’s plan to send cash to car owners.

Ting Statement on the Governor’s May Revise

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, released the following statement about the Governor’s May Revision for the 2022-23 state budget:

KBAK-TV: Local Reaction On Three Proposed Gun Control Laws In The CA Assembly

Phil Ting, Assembly member in San Francisco, says the firearm industry needs accountability, just like every other industry in the nation.

"If you have an issue with your automobile, if you have an issue with a toy-you have the ability to sue that manufacturer for any particular fault or any particular issue," Phil Ting, Assembly member in the19th District (D), said.