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


Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative helps minimum-wage workers and others mired in debt to keep more of their paychecks and personal assets
May 22, 2015

Sacramento - With income inequality at high levels in the state, the California State Senate today approved a package of bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to assist minimum-wage workers whose paychecks are being garnished and to modernize outdated bankruptcy laws to enable families to protect more assets and restore financial stability in their lives.  Another Wieckowski bill, also approved by the Senate, makes sure people who were improperly notified by debt buyers have their cases tried on the merits.

May 16, 2015

“Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace—many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve.”

 – President John F. Kennedy, 1963

Today, we celebrate the 65th Armed Forces Day to honor the dedication of the many Americans serving to protect peace and freedom around the world.

Sen. Wieckowski applauds Governor's executive order's inclusion of climate adaptation into state agencies' planning and investment decisions.
April 29, 2015

Sacramento – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to establish a Climate Action Team as the coordinating body for California’s climate policy to ensure a comprehensive approach to the state’s overall climate strategy passed 6 to 0 in the Senate Environmental Committee tonight. 

April 20, 2015

Fremont – The California Energy Commission awarded approximately $7.3 million in grants to companies in Senator Bob Wieckowski’s 10th Senate District to modify a manufacturing facility in Milpitas, design and build microgrids at three Fremont fire stations and to test and demonstrate a solar hybrid system with advanced storage to produce on-demand solar electricity. 

Wieckowski leads bipartisan effort to boost Equal Access Fund by $15 million
April 14, 2015

Sacramento – A bipartisan group of 28 state legislators have signed onto a letter urging Governor Jerry Brown to increase funding for legal aid.  Years of diminishing funds have reduced access to legal aid services at a time when the number of Californians eligible for the services has increased by 20 percent.

April 10, 2015

Hayward – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will host his 4th Annual African-American Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony, Sunday at the Matt Jimenez Community Center in Hayward.

“The individuals and organization I am honoring at this event have given their time and energy to helping others within our Senate district,” Wieckowski said.  “They have demonstrated that anyone at any age can commit to improving the lives of people in the community.  Through education, inspiration, compassion and imagination they have assisted students, seniors and complete strangers.”

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.

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