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Ca Assembly Passes Bill To Prevent Gun Tragedies At Schools & Workplaces

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Assembly passed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to help prevent gun tragedies in schools and workplaces with the strongest law of its kind in the nation.

Assembly Bill (AB) 2607 passed with a 41-37 vote and moves to the State Senate for further review.

Assembly Passes Bill to Support Pregnant & Parenting Foster Youth

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Assembly passed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to help pregnant and parenting foster care youth be better parents.

Sponsored by the John Burton Foundation, the Children’s Law Center of California and First Place for Youth, Assembly Bill (AB) 1838 passed unanimously with a 73-0 vote and moves to the State Senate for further review.

Assembly Passes Ting Bill to Protect Nail Salon Workers

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Assembly passed legislation authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that would help immigrant nail salon workers and their employers understand labor laws.  

AB 2437 passed 50-27 and moves to the State Senate for further review.  It is a part of an ongoing effort in the State Assembly to ensure that the rights of nail salon workers are respected and protected.

Ting Comments on Governor's May Revision Budget

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Phil Ting (D–San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, released this morning.

“California continues to have a responsible budget for a stronger middle class. As we continue to save money in our rainy day fund, education investments remain our top priority. Additionally, more Californians will move into the middle class with the raising of the minimum wage across the state. As we finalize our budget over the next month, we need to develop long term funding strategies for child care, pre-school, and higher education.

California Assembly Passes Gender-Neutral Restroom Bill

Publication: Reuters

A bill requiring all single-occupancy public restrooms to be open to anyone regardless of gender or gender identity passed the California Assembly on Monday, and will proceed to the state Senate.

The most populous U.S. state already bars discrimination against transgender people, including in public restrooms. The measure by state Assemblyman Phil Ting, a Democrat from San Francisco, goes farther, saying that single-use restrooms should not be reserved for one sex.

"Restrooms are a necessity of life, making equal access to them a civil rights issue," Ting said in a press statement.

The measure passed on a 55-19 vote. A date has not been set for the Senate to consider the bill.

Supporters have said that in addition to protecting transgender or gender fluid people, the bill would also cut down waiting time at single-occupancy public restrooms by allowing anyone to use facilities previously reserved for men or women.

CA Assembly Passes Bill for Universal, “All Gender” Restroom Access

Vote contrasts with discriminatory laws recently enacted in other states

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The California State Assembly passed a bill authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom access law among states.  AB 1732 would require all single-occupancy restrooms in California to be universally accessible and identified as “all gender.”  The vote stood in contrast with North Carolina filing suit today against the U.S. Justice Department in defense of its discriminatory restroom law.

“We just sent a powerful message to the nation.  This is a simple, safe, and respectful alternative to the hate being legislated in other states,” said Ting.  “Restrooms are a necessity of life, making equal access to them a civil rights issue.  Gender segregated access to a solitary restroom defies common sense.  This bill moves us in a direction where everyone’s rights are respected and protected.”

Ting Bill to Ease Voting Process for Disabled Voters Passes Assembly Vote

(SAN FRANCISCO) – A bill that would protect the voting rights of disabled individuals passed off the Assembly floor today. AB 2252, by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), would allow voters with disabilities to vote with the same convenience that military and overseas voters have by receiving their ballots via email.

“Technology has permeated many aspects of our daily lives for greater convenience and efficiency. In government, technology has proven an effective tool in greater transparency and public participation,” said Ting. “However, the act of voting itself is not as convenient or accessible as it should be and vote by mail only systems have proven an obstacle for some voters to participate. By emailing ballots to voters living with disabilities, we can ensure that their right to vote is not compromised. AB 2252 would allow voters with disabilities to cast their vote by using technology currently limited to military and overseas voters.”