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Ting Tapped to Lead Committee on Asia/California Economic Ties

Sacramento – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D – San Francisco) was tapped to Chair a new “Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion” Wednesday by Assembly Speaker John Pérez.

“I am thrilled to lead this important effort for the state Assembly,” Ting said.  “It is especially meaningful to me because it will allow me to continue to build on the China/SF work that I spearheaded as Assessor in San Francisco,” he added.

Two lawmakers would require California gun owners to buy insurance

Gun owners in California would have to buy liability insurance to cover any damage caused by their firearms under legislation proposed Tuesday by two state lawmakers.

AB 231 was introduced by Democratic Assemblymen Jimmy Gomez of Echo Park and Phil Ting of San Francisco in the wake of the killing of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Assemblymembers Ting and Gomez Introduce Gun Liability Insurance Bill

Second measure will provide tax credit for guns turned in to buyback programs

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D – San Francisco) and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D – Los Angeles) introduced legislation, AB 231,* today that will require gun owners to purchase liability insurance to cover the cost of damage that may be caused by the weapon.

“The government requires insurance as a condition of operating a car – at the very least we should impose a similar requirement for owning a firearm,” Ting said.  “The cost to society of destruction by guns is currently being born collectively by all of us, and not by those who, either through carelessness or malice, cause the destruction.  It is time to change that equation so that those who cause the harm pay the costs.”

Ting Proposes Financial Incentives for Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids

Exemption from sales tax and vehicle license fee, free parking at State lots sought

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D – San Francisco) introduced legislation today,

AB 220,* intended to provide an exemption from the state sales tax and vehicle license fee for the purchase of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs).

“Widespread use of clean vehicles is absolutely key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but we need to do more to motivate the public to purchase them,” Ting said.  “Financial incentives are the proven best way to steer consumers to choose clean cars,” he added.

City College of San Francisco Encouraging Enrollment Despite Accreditation Flap

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – City College of San Francisco stakeholders joined in solidarity Thursday to call on students to continue enrolling at the school despite accreditation concerns that could lead to its closure.

State Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, convened the meeting with representatives from the school’s administration, faculty, students and other groups associated with City College, which is facing a looming deadline set by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

Ting Urges Students of City College of San Francisco to Register for Classes this Week

Assemblymember Says CCSF is Too Important to Fail; Vows to Do What it Takes to Keep it Open

Sacramento, CA – As the deadline to register for Spring Semester classes looms, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D – San Francisco) called on students of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to register by the February 1 cutoff, and not be deterred by the controversy surrounding the potential loss of accreditation by the college.

February 1st is the last day to register for full-term credit classes.

New San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting quickly joins party leadership

Assemblyman Phil Ting is part of the largest field of new state lawmakers since 1966. But when he was named to one of the Assembly’s top leadership posts on the first day of his term, it was a sign that San Francisco’s outgoing assessor-recorder is determined to stand out in Sacramento.