State Senator Wieckowski will address special ceremony to welcome and thank the new enlistees to military service.
June 5, 2015
Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will offer brief remarks at a special ceremony this Saturday, June 6, at 1:30p.m., at Hayward Veterans Memorial Building – 22737 Main Street in Hayward.
“We salute the brave men and women who have shown their ultimate commitment to their country by enlisting in the United States Armed Forces. As a Senator, I have the privilege to serve the public. It is critical that we recognize the dedication of our troops and veterans and collectively thank them for standing up and serving our nation,” Wieckowski said.
State Senator Wieckowski explores coordination successes and challenges and environmental justice considerations in Bay Area climate adaptation efforts
June 2, 2015
Oakland – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) Senate Environmental Quality Committee held its second informational hearing of the year on how state and local governments and regional agencies can improve coordination of California’s climate change adaptation efforts. Today’s meeting, held in Oakland, focused on climate impacts and adaptation efforts in the Bay Area.
“Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace—many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve.”
– President John F. Kennedy, 1963
Today, we celebrate the 65th Armed Forces Day to honor the dedication of the many Americans serving to protect peace and freedom around the world.
Senators Wieckowski and Pavley say the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources' lack of action threatens groundwater supplies
March 10, 2015
Sacramento – The chairs of the state Senate’s Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water committees said lax oversight by the state division in charge of overseeing the Underground Injection Control Program has unnecessarily jeopardized the public’s health and safety by increasing the risk of groundwater contamination from oil and gas waste disposal wells.
Sacramento – Sen. Bob Wieckowski and Sen. Fran Pavley will co-chair a joint oversight hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality, and Natural Resources and Water committees Tuesday to focus on groundwater protection in the wake of acknowledgements that several oil and gas-related injected wells were improperly sited and pose a risk of contaminating quality groundwater used for drinking water and agricultural purposes.
Low-income consumers are often victimized by industry's deceptive tactics even when they have not incurred the debt.
March 6, 2015
Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is seeking to protect consumers from unscrupulous debt-buyer practices by closing a loophole in existing law that prevents consumers from challenging the validity of a default judgment in court once the debt is older than two years, even if they don’t owe the money.
SB 641 would allow consumers, in limited circumstances, the opportunity to file a motion to set aside a default judgment over two years after it has been entered.
New form would bring more consistency to the evaluation process and ensure greater adherence to the laws governing custody proceedings.
March 2, 2015
Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a new bill to bring more consistency statewide to the laws involving the counselors and evaluators who advise the court on child custody decisions.
SB 594 was introduced Friday. It would require the Judicial Council of California to develop a child custody evaluation form by Jan. 1, 2016 to be used by every investigator or evaluator conducting child custody evaluations.
Senate leaders announce package of new bills to advance California's climate policy leadership
February 10, 2015
Sacramento – California state senators unveiled new legislation to strengthen California’s leadership in clean energy and combating climate change today at the state Capitol. The proposals call for new benchmarks for energy efficiency, pollution reduction and petroleum use.
Hayward – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at Chabot College’s Reed L. Buffington Visual and Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., on Monday, Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
“Dr. King’s drive for freedom and equality through non-violent activism continues to inspire people around the world,” Wieckowski said. “I encourage everyone to see a local event in remembrance of his words and vision for a more just and peaceful world.”
Fremont – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement on Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2015-2016.
“Governor Brown’s proposed budget clearly shows the tremendous comeback California has made since 2010 with targeted cuts, Prop. 30 and a growing economy. Instead of a $26 billion deficit and 12 percent unemployment rate when I first arrived to the Legislature, we now have one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation, four consecutive balanced budgets and the will to confront major challenges facing our state.