Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to avoid lengthy demurrer proceedings and ease the congestion in California’s busy courtrooms. The bill, SB 383, was supported by the California Defense Counsel, Consumer Attorneys of California and the California Judges Association.
Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) office is holding satellite office hours for constituents throughout the 10th Senate District to meet and resolve issues involving state agencies.
“These satellite office hours will provide a way for people to meet in person with my staff to discuss problems they may be having with a state agency or any other information they need from the state of California,” Wieckowski said. “Each week, there will be a satellite office open on a rotating basis in the 10th District.”
Merced – State and local government leaders and researchers outlined the many steps that are needed to improve air and water quality in the Central Valley and to assist the nation’s top agricultural region to better prepare for the impacts of climate change, during a hearing today of the state Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee.
Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and representatives of consumer organizations spoke in support of the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package, authored by Wieckowski, to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet. A representative from Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office also attended in support of the package.
Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will join Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and representatives of legal aid centers, labor and consumer organizations Tuesday in support of the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.
Who: Senator Bob Wieckowski, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Ted Mermin (East Bay Community Law Center), consumer advocates
SB 594 improves child safety by requiring uniform and complete investigations
July 17, 2015
Sacramento - A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) aimed at eliminating faulty and incomplete child custody evaluations was signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown. SB 594 improves child safety and court efficiency by requiring uniform and complete investigations that meet mandatory minimum standards of practice.
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.
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.
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.