Press Releases

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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