Legislation to Eliminate The Board of Equalization


$5M Funded By The State To Build A Subacute Care Unit Within Chinese Hospital For Patients In Need

n-hospital care has been very expensive and more and more patients who are in need have to be pushed out of the hospitals. Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announced $5 million state fund has been allocated to the Chinese Hospital to support the building of a subacute care unit within the facility.

Ting, who is also the Assembly Budget Committee Chair, made the announcement at the annual golf tournament fundraising event at the Olympic Club on October 3. The $5 million fund was included in the state budget for the first time and secured by Ting.

SF Chronicle: Hastings Descendants Dispute Law School Name Is Racist. They Want The Name Kept — or a $1.7B Payout

Days after Gov. Gavin Newson signed a bill to reverse an 1878 law requiring that UC Hastings College of the Law forever keep its founder’s name — or the state must repay descendants $100,000, plus interest — six family members sued on Tuesday to get their money back.

If California persists in removing Hastings’ name from the law school on Jan. 1, the interest rate would be an annual 7%, family and supporters said Tuesday at a press conference outside San Francisco Superior Court.

LA Magazine: CA Pedestrians Will Soon Be Free to Jaywalk

Jaywalking will soon be decriminalized in California. Governor Gavin Newsom signed “The Freedom To Walk Act” (AB2147) last Friday, allowing citizens to cross streets outside of designated areas—so long as it is safe to do so—without the fear of being hit with a citation. Championed by Assemblyman Phil Ting (District 19), it was the second attempt at passage for the bill, which will go into effect on January 1, 2023.

Ting Bill Reforming California’s Jaywalking Laws Signed By The Governor

Pedestrians will soon be able to cross the street outside of an intersection without being ticketed, as long as it’s safe to do so. Governor Newsom signed AB 2147, The Freedom To Walk Act by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), which legalizes safe street crossings. The bill defines when an officer can stop and cite a pedestrian for jaywalking - specified as only when a reasonably careful person would realize there is an immediate danger of a collision.

“It should not be a criminal offense to safely cross the street. 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. “Plus, we should be encouraging people to get out of their cars and walk for health and environmental reasons.”

Ting’s Bill Bringing More Fairness & Equity To Bridge/Road Toll Penalties Is Signed By The Governor

Drivers will soon be seeing changes to the way late fees and penalties are assessed on unpaid tolls. The Governor today signed AB 2594, a bill by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) seeking to reform the way outstanding toll charges are handled. The current system has disproportionately impacted workers who cannot afford the outstanding invoices that keep escalating for nonpayment.

“We shouldn’t be saddling Californians with unrelenting debt just for driving to work. By switching to electronic payments, we’ve shut out an unbanked individual’s ability to pay their tolls simply because they don’t have debit or credit cards,” said Ting. “I thank the Governor for seeing the undue hardship being put on lower income drivers. His signature on my bill brings more fairness and equity to our toll systems.”

CA Gets Tougher On PFAS Chemicals Under Ting Bill Signed By The Governor

The Golden State continues to crack down on the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chemicals that put our health and the environment at risk. Governor Newsom tonight signed AB 1817 by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), which bans the use of these harmful substances in fabrics by 2025. They’re commonly added to clothing and household items to make them water or stain resistant.