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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.

June 11, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has selected Porifera, Inc. (www.porifera.com) as the Small Business of the Year in the Tenth Senate District.  The company was honored yesterday, along with several others from throughout California, during a celebration of small businesses in Sacramento. 

Excise tax on excessive consumption to fund local and statewide water conservation efforts
June 10, 2015

Sacramento - With the impact of California’s historic drought reaching record proportions, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a bill to allow local water authorities to levy an excise tax on excessive water users to fund critical water conservation measures. The bill, SB 789, would allow local water agencies to impose the tax at a rate not to exceed 300% of the purchase price of the water. Wieckowski chairs the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.

June 8, 2015

Union City – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) 5th – Annual Asian-Pacific Islander American Leadership Awards Ceremony will focus on local leaders and an organization making a positive impact in the district.  This year’s ceremony will take place at 12 p.m., Friday, June 12 at the Union City Hall Council Chambers located at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City.

State Senator Wieckowski will address special ceremony to welcome and thank the new enlistees to military service.
June 5, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will offer brief remarks at a special ceremony this Saturday, June 6, at 1:30p.m., at Hayward Veterans Memorial Building – 22737 Main Street in Hayward. 

“We salute the brave men and women who have shown their ultimate commitment to their country by enlisting in the United States Armed Forces. As a Senator, I have the privilege to serve the public.  It is critical that we recognize the dedication of our troops and veterans and collectively thank them for standing up and serving our nation,” Wieckowski said.

Friday, June 5, 2015
State Senator Wieckowski explores coordination successes and challenges and environmental justice considerations in Bay Area climate adaptation efforts
June 2, 2015

Oakland – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) Senate Environmental Quality Committee held its second informational hearing of the year on how state and local governments and regional agencies can improve coordination of California’s climate change adaptation efforts.  Today’s meeting, held in Oakland, focused on climate impacts and adaptation efforts in the Bay Area.  

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