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SB 13 targets obstacles cited by HCD as barriers to creating more of the affordable units
September 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO ­– With bipartisan support, the state Assembly today approved an accessory dwelling units, often referred to as granny flats, bill that targets some of the biggest remaining barriers blocking their construction in California.  SB 13, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is strongly supported by ADU advocates across the state.  

Wieckowski, Hertzberg's SB 707 would stop companies from gaming the rules in arbitration
September 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The state Assembly today passed a major arbitration reform bill to give workers and consumers several remedies when companies that have forced them into mandatory arbitration agreements obstruct those deliberations by refusing to pay the required arbitration fees.  SB 707, jointly authored by Senators Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), now heads to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The state Assembly today approved a critical anti-poverty bill to ensure debt collectors leave at least $1,724 in a bank account, rather than taking the entire amount and leaving people with insufficient funds to cover day-to-day expenses.  The bill, SB 616, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is supported by a large coalition of legal aid providers, advocates for low-income consumers and many progressive statewide organizations.  The bill goes to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

SB 518 prevents public agencies from shifting attorney costs onto public records requesters
September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Advocates of a strong California Public Records Act (CPRA) achieved a victory today when the state Assembly approved Senate Bill 518 by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to prevent government agencies from transferring the costs of attorney’s fees onto public records requesters.

September 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The state Senate overwhelmingly passed SB 303, a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that strengthens protection of a conservatee’s government benefits from being used to cover a conservator’s fees and also provides greater oversight of the removal of a conservatee from her residence and the sale of her home.  The bill now goes to Governor Newsom for his consideration.

August 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The state Assembly today overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to protect consumers with mortgages from abusive debt collection tactics.  SB 187 now goes to Governor Newsom for his consideration.

The Senator welcomed India's Consul General Sanjay Panda, who made his first visit to the Senate floor.
August 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) welcomed India’s Consul General Sanjay Panda on the Senate floor today and led the chamber’s recognition of India’s Independence Day.

Every year, I have the honor of hosting my annual State of the 10th Senate District Address. In conjunction with this year's event,
August 1, 2019

Every year, I have the honor of hosting my annual State of the 10th Senate District Address. In conjunction with this year's event, to be held in early October, I will be giving out the 2019 Local Hero Awards, recognizing community leaders and organizations throughout the District.

As a constituent in our community, I am writing to you today to ask for your help in submitting nominations for these awards from the areas I represent:

Hayward event will help business owners improve communication and build a strong brand
July 30, 2019

HAYWARD – Local business owners can learn how to improve their marketing on-line and increase their communication with customers at a Yelp Workshop co-hosted by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the City of Hayward, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and local Chambers of Commerce.

Please Join Senator Wieckowski for a Small Business Workshop
July 24, 2019

Friends,

I am proud to partner with Assemblymember Bill Quirk, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center, and the Chambers of Commerce of Hayward, Union City, and Castro Valley/Eden Area for a Yelp Workshop. The purpose of this workshop is for small businesses and members of the public to learn ways to best utilize Yelp in order to reach out to their community. Members of my district staff will be on hand to answer constituent questions and listen to concerns you may have.

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