Press Releases

June 27, 2016

Sacramento – Attorneys for California counties will have more power to protect consumers from misleading or false advertising under a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today.

June 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) honored the Tri-Cities Ecology Center (TCEC) as the Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 10 at the California Nonprofits Day celebration in the State Capitol today.  Nonprofit leaders from across the state were recognized on the Senate and Assembly floors.

TCEC, an all-volunteer organization, has played a large role in southern Alameda County environmental issues since 1971 when it opened a local recycling center.

California employees, consumers would not be forced to travel out of state in private, forced arbitration; could have a court reporter present
June 21, 2016

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to protect Californians from two of the worst clauses in employment and consumer contracts passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee this afternoon.  The committee also approved another Wieckowski bill to ensure consumers have access to a court reporter in forced arbitration proceedings.

June 15, 2016

Sacramento ­– State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D - Fremont) bill to eliminate unnecessary restrictions and unfair fees on building accessory dwelling units in California, passed out of the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee this morning with bipartisan support.  The bill, which has strong support from affordable housing advocates, businesses and environmental organizations, now heads to the Assembly Local Government Committee.

SB 1263 improves oversight to ensure smaller agencies can provide safe, clean drinking water to all customers, including schools
June 14, 2016

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to better ensure that small, public water agencies are able to provide long-term delivery of safe, clean drinking water passed the state Assembly’s Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee today.  SB 1263 will next be heard in the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on June 28.

SB 308 is supported by AARP, NAACP, California Labor Federation, Attorney General Harris, Treasurer Chiang and broad coalition
June 8, 2016

Sacramento – The California State Assembly this Thursday will consider a bill on the floor to modernize the state’s outdated bankruptcy laws to provide a fresh start for families in need and to better protect consumers – especially seniors, the blind and the disabled – from having their home forcibly sold to pay off an unsecured debt.  The bill, SB 308, is strongly supported by senior groups, labor, legal rights advocates, public interest organizations, and state elected officials, including Attorney General Kamala Harris, State Treasurer John Chiang and Board of Equalization member Fiona M

June 2, 2016

Sacramento – Seeking to end the heavy marketing of tobacco industry products in stores frequented by minors, the California State Senate today passed SB 1400 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) restricting tobacco sales to cigar shops.  The bill now heads to the state Assembly.

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.”

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