Welcome

Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the Senator for the 10th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community

Bob Wieckowski 
Representing the 10th District


Senators Wieckowski and Pavley say the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources' lack of action threatens groundwater supplies
March 10, 2015

Sacramento – The chairs of the state Senate’s Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water committees said lax oversight by the state division in charge of overseeing the Underground  Injection Control Program has unnecessarily jeopardized the public’s health and safety by increasing the risk of groundwater contamination from oil and gas waste disposal wells.

March 6, 2015

Sacramento – Sen. Bob Wieckowski and Sen. Fran Pavley will co-chair a joint oversight hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality, and Natural Resources and Water committees Tuesday to focus on groundwater protection in the wake of acknowledgements that several oil and gas-related injected wells were improperly sited and pose a risk of contaminating quality groundwater used for drinking water and agricultural purposes.

Low-income consumers are often victimized by industry's deceptive tactics even when they have not incurred the debt.
March 6, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is seeking to protect consumers from unscrupulous debt-buyer practices by closing a loophole in existing law that prevents consumers from challenging the validity of a default judgment in court once the debt is older than two years, even if they don’t owe the money.  

SB 641 would allow consumers, in limited circumstances, the opportunity to file a motion to set aside a default judgment over two years after it has been entered.

New form would bring more consistency to the evaluation process and ensure greater adherence to the laws governing custody proceedings.
March 2, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a new bill to bring more consistency statewide to the laws involving the counselors and evaluators who advise the court on child custody decisions. 

SB 594 was introduced Friday.  It would require the Judicial Council of California to develop a child custody evaluation form by Jan. 1, 2016 to be used by every investigator or evaluator conducting child custody evaluations.

SB 501 prevents a person making just over minimum wage from having all of their additional income garnished to pay a debt
February 27, 2015

Sacramento – A bill, SB 501, by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would protect low-income Californians who are attempting to get back on their feet financially from having a larger portion of their wages garnished and would also prohibit garnishing the wages of Californians for private student loan debt. 

Senate committee hearing, new legislation focus on Climate Action Team
February 25, 2015

Sacramento – California is a global leader in combating climate change with a series of programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  But State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) says the state needs to incorporate adaptation plans into California’s overall climate strategy and he is authoring SB 246 to create a more comprehensive approach to address climate change.

SB 346 would create a standardized method to calculate the level of care provided to communities
February 24, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is teaming up with the California Nurses Association, the Greenlining Institute and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation to establish accountability standards to measure the amount of community benefits provided by tax exempt private, non-profit hospitals. 

Senate Environmental Quality Committee to hear updates from state agency leaders and local officials
February 23, 2015

Sacramento – Sen. Bob Wieckowski will chair a Senate Environmental Quality Committee Informational Hearing on California’s efforts to protect communities from climate change impacts on environmental quality and public health this Wednesday, February 25, at the state Capitol.

Way To Be Designs honored as a climate leader for taking steps to reduce impact on climate.
February 12, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) recognized Hayward’s Way To Be Designs today for its selection as a CoolCalifornia Small Business Award winner by the California Air Resources Board.  Way To Be Designs and 15 other companies were honored during a ceremony at the California Environmental Protection Agency building.

Senate leaders announce package of new bills to advance California's climate policy leadership
February 10, 2015

Sacramento – California state senators unveiled new legislation to strengthen California’s leadership in clean energy and combating climate change today at the state Capitol.  The proposals call for new benchmarks for energy efficiency, pollution reduction and petroleum use.

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