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March 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As one report after another warns of severe damage to natural and man-made environments and extensive economic harm caused by climate change, today the Senate Environmental Quality Committee approved SB 168 by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to create a position of chief officer of climate adaptation and resilience.  The chief officer would be appointed by the Governor and coordinate climate adaptation out of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

Veteran educator honored in state Capitol ceremony
March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Parvin Ahmadi, superintendent of the Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD), is the 2019 Woman of the Year for Senate District 10, Senator Bob Wieckowski announced today.  Ahmadi and other Women of the Year honorees were recognized during a ceremony on the Senate floor.

With the highest poverty rate in the nation, low-income Californians need the protection offered by SB 616
February 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Low-income Californians would finally get the protection they need from debt collectors who are attempting to zero-out their checking accounts with a bill introduced today by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  SB 616 prevents collectors from taking the last $2,000 from an individual’s account, ensuring that people have some minimal money to pay for daily living expenses.

SB 477 provides needed relief for graduates
February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Californians burdened with high student loan debt would get some much-needed relief on their taxes under a bill introduced today by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  SB 477 would allow people to take a greater tax deduction for the interest paid for student loans.

February 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Trump administration is poised to roll back federal clean car standards, 200 legislators from 14 states joined together today in calling on the auto industry to oppose the rollback and instead support the lifesaving and money-saving standards. A letter signed by the lawmakers was sent to 20 automakers and appeared in an ad in The Hill.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
January 31, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski, the chairman of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, made the following statement following today’s informational hearing on Wildfire and Emergency Response and Preparedness.

The officer would be appointed by the Governor
January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With the threat of wildfires, mudslides and other disasters posed by climate change expected to worsen, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today announced new legislation to create a position of chief officer of climate adaptation and resilience.  The chief officer would be appointed by the Governor and lead climate adaptation action out of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, under Wieckowski’s SB 168.

December 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) authored the following bills that go into effect on January 1, 2019.  The bills protect public records requestors, inform consumers about confidentiality procedures in mediation, strengthen affordable housing requirements in charter cities, fund the South Bay Shoreline Project in the Bay Area, extend a Bureau of Security and Investigative Services sunset provision, and transfer ownership of part of Highway 84.

SB 13 follows up his previous successful bills on ADUs
December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is renewing his effort to resolve part of the state’s housing crisis by introducing SB 13, a bill that would reduce development impact fees and eliminate other barriers  for homeowners who want to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property. In addition to impact fees, other remaining barriers to ADU construction include owner-occupancy requirements, ADU permit reviews, and setbacks.

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