Press Releases

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Sacramento – The California State Assembly this Thursday will consider a bill on the floor to modernize the state’s outdated bankruptcy laws to provide a fresh start for families in need and to better protect consumers – especially seniors, the blind and the disabled – from having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.”

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.

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