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September 17, 2018

FREMONT – Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to relinquish a stretch of State Route (SR) 84 to the city of Fremont, which has plans to make a variety of improvements to the route.  Under SB 989, the portion of SR 84 between I-880 and Mission Boulevard will be turned over to the city.

SB 1244 stems from school district's attempt to recover almost $500,000 from a requester who refused to return documents mistakenly released by the district
September 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to protect people who request public records under the California Public Records Act from having to pay the attorneys fees of a public agency was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.  Supporters of Senate Bill 1244, including the California News Publishers Association (CNPA), said the bill is necessary to ensure access to public records.

September 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Speaking at a series of events affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week, Senator Bob Wieckowski, chair of the California Senate’s Environmental Quality Committee, highlighted important steps the Golden State is taking to work with local districts to improve air quality, cut greenhouse gas emissions tied to moving, treating and delivering water, address sea level rise, base policies on sound science, and construct climate smart buildings.

September 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill requiring attorneys to inform their clients of all confidentiality restrictions related to mediation and to obtain written disclosure that the clients understand them was signed today by Governor Jerry Brown.

Shoreline Project will protect businesses, homes against storm surges, sea-level rise; extend Bay Trail
August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill to provide state funding to a crucial flood control project in the South San Francisco Bay was unanimously approved by the California Senate today and will go to Governor Brown for his signature.

August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – With California in a severe housing crisis, a bill eliminating a loophole that allows charter cities to undermine the state’s housing element law was approved today by the state Assembly.  SB 1333, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), now heads back to the Senate where it is expected to win final passage.

August 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The state Assembly today approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to rein in election abuses in California’s more than 55,000 homeowner associations (HOA).  Senate Bill 1265 now heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote before being sent to Governor Brown. 

In state with highest poverty rate, SB 298 prevents collectors from levying final $2,000
August 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Debt collectors who are levying the earnings of low-income Californians would be prevented from taking the last $2,000 from peoples’ accounts under Senate Bill 298 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  The bill was approved today by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and now heads to the floor.

California has the highest level of poverty in the nation when the cost of living is factored in and SB 298 would help people break the cycle of poverty.

August 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) was honored by the environmental non-profit organization, Californians Against Waste (CAW) this week for his leadership and support for recycling legislation.

July 23, 2018

SAN JOSE – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) presented a state resolution today to University of California, Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal and staff, faculty and community leaders on behalf of the South Bay legislative delegation in honor of the 130th Anniversary of the Lick Observatory. The presentation took place at the observatory’s 36-inch Great Refractor telescope.

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