Latest News

May 6, 2016

FREMONT – Four local community leaders from Alameda and Santa Clara counties who are active in education, technology, arts, culture and the non-profit sectors will be honored by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) at his 6th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Leadership Awards ceremony Thursday, May 12 in Fremont.  

Domestic violence prevention executive director and co-founder of Lincoln High donation pantry will be recognized
April 27, 2016

Fremont – The executive director of SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) and the co-founder of the Spirit of Giving Donation Pantry at Lincoln High School in San Jose are the Women of the Year in Senate District 10, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) announced today. 

 

WHO:           Senator Wieckowski, Dr. Yassi Safinya-Davies (SAVE), Kelly Phillips (Lincoln High)

WHAT:          “Women of the Year” Awards

Consumers and employees would not be forced to travel out of state to represent themselves in binding arbitration; could have a court reporter present
April 26, 2016

Sacramento – Californians forced to resolve a dispute through private, binding arbitration would no longer be additionally forced by a corporation to travel out of state to represent themselves, under a bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

April 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate delegation to the 2015 Paris, France, United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference of Parties released the following statement commemorating the national holiday of Earth Day.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), and Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said:


Secondary units are overdue alternatives that will provide affordable housing
April 20, 2016

Sacramento – The supply of accessory dwelling units, a long under used approach to providing affordable workforce housing, would increase across the state under a bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that is receiving widespread backing from the business community, affordable housing advocates and urban planners.  SB 1069 was approved with bipartisan support this morning in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, and yesterday in the Transportation and Housing Committee.

April 13, 2016

Fremont – With the deadline for filing income taxes coming Monday, local families with incomes below $54,000 can receive free income tax preparation assistance at an event co-hosted by State Senator Bob Wieckowski, State Controller Betty Yee and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from 4-8 p.m., Thursday, April 14 at the Fremont Family Resource Center, Building EFGH, 39155 Liberty Street in Fremont.

SB 1400 prevents minors' exposure and access to tobacco by reducing its pervasive presence in retail locations
April 11, 2016

Sacramento – The tobacco industry’s heavy marketing of its products in stores frequented by minors would end under a bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that limits sales to only tobacco stores, where minors are prohibited unless accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  SB 1400 passed the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee today and heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

April 7, 2016

Sacramento – Attorneys for California counties would have more power to protect consumers from misleading or false advertising under a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that was approved today by the California State Senate.

Bay Area Biosolids to Energy Coalition has shovel ready project
April 6, 2016

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to establish a competitive grant program to convert biosolids to clean energy passed with strong bipartisan support in the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today.

“SB 1213 will provide crucial start-up funding to help wastewater treatment agencies throughout California invest in this cutting-edge approach to reduce landfill waste by converting biosolids to clean energy,” said Wieckowski, chair of the Environmental Quality Committee.

A majority of California's more than 7,600 public water systems serve communities with fewer than 200 connections
April 6, 2016

Sacramento – Agreeing with conclusions made in a 2015 Safe Drinking Water Plan for California that small public water systems lack the capacity to consistently meet drinking water standards, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today approved a bill by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to give the state Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) a stronger role in ensuring such systems are not approved if they are unnecessary.

Pages