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


Latest News

Center for Science in the Public Interest says some children suffer adverse behavioral reactions after ingesting food dyes
February 16, 2017

Sacramento – Citing mounting scientific evidence that synthetic food dyes contained in child-oriented food products trigger hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in some children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral disorders, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) introduced Senate Bill 504 today to require warning labels on all food containing synthetic dyes in California.

February 15, 2017

Sacramento – Millions of Californians who live in homeowner associations (HOA) will no longer have their political free speech rights silenced by over-reaching HOA boards, if a bill introduced today by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is approved.

SB 407 would prohibit homeowner associations from suppressing freedom of speech or freedom of association when it concerns public candidates, elections, legislation or rule-makings.  About a quarter of California residents live in an HOA.

Independent Review Panel says department overseeing toxic substances needs strong leadership, stability and accountability
February 1, 2017

Sacramento – Testifying before two environmental committees chaired by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today, the head of the Independent Review Panel (IRP) charged with making recommendations to improve the Department of Toxic Substances Control said the department needs consistent leadership, organizational improvements, a stable budget and increased transparency and accountability to fulfill its core functions in the future.

Passage of SB 1069 reduces barriers to building ADUs in California
January 30, 2017

Los Angeles Councilmember Gil Cedillo and Senator Bob Wieckowski highlighted the passage and enactment of SB 1069—Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) today at a press conference in City Hall. The most extensive bill on accessory dwelling units to be signed in almost 15 years, SB 1069 reduces significant barriers to building ADUs, often referred to as granny flats, helping to alleviate the housing crisis that exists statewide.

ARB Chair Mary Nichols will testify on Clean Air Act
January 17, 2017

Sacramento – The Senate Environmental Quality Committee, chaired by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will hold an oversight hearing tomorrow morning on the California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) programs that address its responsibilities under the federal and state clean air acts.   ARB Chair Mary Nichols will testify before the committee on the board’s actions to control air pollution.

Businesses should not get a tax break for malice, oppression or fraud
January 5, 2017

Sacramento – Corporations found by a court to be liable for punitive damages for committing the most egregious violations of law will no longer be able to deduct the amount of the damage awards on their taxes as a “business expense” under a bill introduced today by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  SB 66 would eliminate the tax break for punitive damages and ensure corporations are not rewarded for their blatant violations of law.

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