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May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — The California State Senate passed a bill today to require landlords to provide prospective tenants an energy efficiency disclosure form before renters sign a lease. The bill, SB 1026, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would enable renters to have more information about their potential energy bills as they consider their rental options.

May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — California living wage workers who are trying to balance today’s rising costs, while paying down yesterday’s debts, would gain greater paycheck protections under State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s SB 1477, which passed the Senate this afternoon.

May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to transition California away from single-use, one-pound propane cylinders to refillable canisters that are better for the environment and safer for consumers passed the state Senate this afternoon.  

May 23, 2022

FREMONT — State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement about the passing of Robert “Spider” Cantley, the driving force for decades behind Crippsmas Place, a neighborhood holiday display of cartoon and animated movie characters that attracts thousands of visitors and raises funds for a variety of charities.  Cantley, who moved to Twain Harte about 15 years ago, passed away this weekend.  

April 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO — California’s sky high rental housing prices have forced many renters out of the market and pushed others to the brink. When new tenants make the unfortunate discovery that their energy expenses are much higher than expected, it can put a big dent in their budgets.

But under State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) SB 1026, before they sign a lease, renters would be able to review an energy efficiency disclosure form to give them a more comprehensive idea of their monthly energy expenses.

April 22, 2022

Dear neighbor:

April 22 marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. It is now a global event to protect our environment and confront climate change. Below are some of the many Earth Day activities occurring in our local communities. Some events may require registration.

East Bay Regional Park District – The EBRPD has many activities at multiple locations within the district to participate. Click the link for more information.

April 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO — A bill to create carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects to help California meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets was approved today by the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee. SB 1399 is authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), the chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy.

April 7, 2022

SACRAMENTO — State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) SB 897 to remove remaining barriers on the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) passed a key Senate committee today when Governance and Finance members unanimously approved the bill. The legislation now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for its consideration.

April 7, 2022

I am pleased to co-host a seminar with Assemblymember Alex Lee, helping constituents learn about the latest scams targeting senior citizens. Seniors, family members and caregivers are welcome to attend in person or watch over Zoom. Panelists include representatives from:

    April 5, 2022

    SACRAMENTO – As some federal support programs are discontinued, the state Senate Judiciary Committee today approved SB 1477, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to enable low-wage workers to improve their financial stability by protecting more of their wages in garnishment cases.

    Building on Wieckowski’s SB 501 passed in 2015, SB 1477 increases the amount protected in a worker’s wages to 80 hours of work at a minimum wage salary. It also restricts the use of civil arrest warrants in consumer debt matters.