Press Releases

Santa Clara law firm supports SB 308 to assist financially distressed families; has over 28 years of service to business, consumer clients
May 24, 2016

Sacramento – Binder & Malter LLP, a Santa Clara law firm, specializing in bankruptcy and debtors’ and creditors’ rights will be honored tomorrow in Sacramento as the California Senate District 10 Small Business of the Year, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) announced today.

Senator will highlight SB 308 and the need for bankruptcy reform to better protect homeowners in California
May 18, 2016

San Francisco – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), a leading advocate for modernizing California’s bankruptcy laws, will deliver welcoming remarks and address attorneys from across the nation on the need to protect homeowners from losing their homes in bankruptcy at the 24th Annual National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys National Convention, Friday in San Francisco. 

Governor Brown signaled support of SB 1069 as a way to increase affordable housing supply
May 16, 2016

Sacramento – With strong bipartisan support the California State Senate approved a bill today by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to reduce barriers on building accessory dwelling units and expand the supply of affordable housing throughout California. SB 1069 now goes to the state Assembly.  

“These units cost less to build, are managed by a homeowner, and require no public subsidy,” said Wieckowski, a member of the Senate’s Transportation and Housing Committee.  “In fact, each unit can cost as little as 25 percent as much as a conventional infill development unit.”

May 12, 2016

Sacramento – The California State Senate passed a pair of bills today to make the binding, private arbitration process fairer for California workers and consumers by ensuring that they have access to a court reporter and cannot be forced by a corporation to travel out of state to resolve a dispute. Both bills, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) now head to the state Assembly. 

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.

New York provides more than five times as much funding as California
March 10, 2016

Sacramento – Joined by legal aid advocates representing non-profits across California, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) urged members of a Senate budget subcommittee today to push for an increased investment in the state’s Equal Access Fund, a fund used to provide legal services to some of California’s neediest residents.  Wieckowski continues to lead a bipartisan effort to increase funding for legal aid in California, which tops the nation in the number of people living in poverty.

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