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SB 28 addresses high percentage of plea bargaining in domestic violence cases
August 7, 2015

Sacramento – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill, SB 28, by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to make it more difficult for abusive spouses who plead no contest to domestic violence charges to receive temporary or permanent spousal support in divorce proceedings. 

SB 594 improves child safety by requiring uniform and complete evaluations
July 17, 2015

Sacramento - A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) aimed at eliminating faulty and incomplete child custody evaluations was signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown.  SB 594 improves child safety and court efficiency by requiring uniform and complete investigations that meet mandatory minimum standards of practice. 

SB 594 improves child safety by requiring uniform and complete investigations
July 17, 2015

Sacramento - A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) aimed at eliminating faulty and incomplete child custody evaluations was signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown.  SB 594 improves child safety and court efficiency by requiring uniform and complete investigations that meet mandatory minimum standards of practice.

SB 641 grants important due process rights to consumers as states fight abusive, unfair practices
July 14, 2015

Sacramento – Less than a week after the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 47 states announced a settlement forcing JP Morgan Chase to stop collecting on 528,000 accounts due to inaccurate information, robo-signing documents without proper verification and selling faulty, uncollectable debt, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a bill today by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to allow California victims of unfair debt collection practices to have their chance in court to set aside a default judgment wrongfully attached to their name.

SB 246 creates new program to coordinate state, regional and local adaptation efforts
July 13, 2015

Sacramento - Addressing a need to improve coordination of how California adapts to climate change, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed SB 246 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today.  The bill creates the Climate Adaptation & Resiliency Program and is supported by several environmental organizations, and the Little Hoover Commission, which cited the need for a more unified approach in a 2014 report after a year-long study.

July 7, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to allow low-income working Californians to keep a little more of their paychecks in order to meet their basic needs when their wages are being garnished passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

SB 641 protects consumers who were never notified they owed a debt by allowing them to fight default judgments
July 6, 2015

Sacramento – The state Assembly Banking and Finance Committee today passed a bill authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to allow consumers to have their day in court if they did not receive notice of debt buyers’ lawsuits against them.  SB 641 will allow consumers to motion to set aside default judgments.

Low-income families would benefit from the badly-needed updates to state's bankruptcy laws
July 1, 2015

Sacramento – The Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday passed Senate Bill 308 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to assist low-income families by modernizing the list of exemptions people can use for personal bankruptcies. 

“SB 308 prevents overly stripping the modest assets of California’s working poor in bankruptcy cases,” said Wieckowski, a member of the Senate's Judiciary Committee.  “It allows debtors to have a much better shot at becoming self-sufficient again, avoiding more bad debts and avoiding public assistance.”

June 29, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will hold a press conference to discuss SB 789, his water conservation measure aimed at taxing excessive users of potable water.  SB 789 will be heard in its first policy committee next week. Wieckowski chairs the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

 

Who:               Sen. Wieckowski will be joined by environmental leaders

What:              Discuss SB 789, a bill targeting excessive water users

Assemblage by Fremont artist and SB 789 bring awareness to need for water conservation efforts
June 25, 2015

Sacramento – Local artist Maureen A. Langenbach (Fremont) will add one more accolade to her illustrious and colorful career – a piece hanging in the State Capitol. “Don’t Let This Be The Last Drop” is an assemblage going on display on the Third Floor of the Capitol and will run through September 2016.

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