SB 168 creates beverage stewardship organization and shifts CalRecycle's role to oversight, enforcement
April 19, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) legislation to comprehensively reform California’s outdated beverage recycling program passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee this afternoon.
SB 16 cuts the amount lenders can garnish from private borrowers
April 17, 2017
Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to lower the cap on how much lenders can garnish from Californians who have defaulted on their private student loans passed the state Senate today with bipartisan support. SB 16 helps to level the playing field between public and private loans by lowering the private loan garnishment cap to 15 percent of wages, the same amount as federal student loans.
Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, has introduced legislation for a comprehensive overhaul of California’s antiquated bottle recycling program. Senate Bill 168, amended today, establishes a new streamlined stewardship program that reduces the Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) administrative role.
SB 157 strengthens privacy protections of revenge porn victims
April 4, 2017
Sacramento – The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved a bill by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to improve privacy protections for victims of cyber retaliation (revenge porn) so they can maintain their privacy in all court proceedings and documents when their intimate images are distributed without their consent. Senate Bill 157 now goes before the Senate Appropriations Committee.
State's high air quality standards lead the nation
April 3, 2017
SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved Sen. Bob Wieckowski’s Senate Resolution (SR) 27 to go on record opposing any federal action rolling back California’s ability to get a Clean Air Act waiver to adopt its own higher standards to reduce air pollution in the state.
San Jose – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize three women for their contributions to the 10th Senate District at his annual Women of the Year ceremony tomorrow night at the Berryessa Branch Library.
WHO: Senator Wieckowski, Anu Natarajan, Hilary Keith and Jean Marlowe
WHAT: Women of the Year Ceremony
WHERE: Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Ave., San Jose
Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), a member of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, and the chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, issued the following statement on today’s announcement of a deal between legislators and Governor Brown on a transportation package.
SB 16 lowers cap on the amount lenders can garnish from private borrowers
March 28, 2017
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Judiciary Committee today passed Senate Bill 16 by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to assist Californians struggling to repay their private student loan debts by lowering the cap on how much lenders can garnish from their paychecks. Wieckowski told the committee reducing the cap from 25 percent of a borrower’s wages to 15 percent, the same level as federal student loans, will encourage lenders to work more closely with students to create manageable repayment plans.
Wieckowski wants to end tax breaks for egregious corporate misdeeds
March 22, 2017
Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is seeking to eliminate the ability of the worst-behaving corporations to write off on their tax returns punitive damages a court has ordered them to pay victims for egregiously and knowingly violating the law. Wieckowski’s Senate Bill 66 passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee this morning.
Joint hearing of Environmental Quality and Transportation & Housing committees to also get update on Fiat Chrysler investigation
March 20, 2017
Sacramento – A joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, chaired by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and the Transportation and Housing Committee will question the chief counsel of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on the impact of Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler emission scandals on California’s air quality and consumers.