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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.

    April 5, 2022

    SACRAMENTO —  The state Senate Judiciary Committee today passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act, authored by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), to require consumers consent before their biometric information can be collected and disclosed.

    March 30, 2022

    FREMONT — As the Covid-19 pandemic spread across California creating a myriad of health and safety problems, including worsening rates of food insecurity, Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen, guided by Chief Executive Officer Gisela B. Bushey, continually increased its services to meet the challenge. 

    For her leadership before and during the pandemic, and over 20 years as a nonprofit and philanthropic executive, state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has selected Bushey as the Woman of the Year for California Senate District 10.

    March 24, 2022

    SACRAMENTO — Seeking to reduce obstacles to the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), one of the few bright spots in California’s struggle to provide more housing, the Senate Housing Committee today passed Senator Bob Wieckowski’s SB 897.  The bill now heads to the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.

    March 7, 2022

    My office will be co-hosting a workshop with Golden State Opportunity, Assemblymember Bill Quirk and Assemblymember Alex Lee that will highlight and explain how to apply for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), as well as how to file your state taxes for free.

    February 23, 2022

    SACRAMENTO – With the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbating the wide chasm between rich and poor Californians, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced new legislation designed to help low-wage workers keep more of their paychecks in wage garnishment cases.

    February 18, 2022

    SACRAMENTO — New legislation introduced by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would ban single-use 1-pound propane cylinders to transition California to reusable canisters that are better for consumers and the environment.

    SB 1256 would take effect in January 2028 to give the industry ample time to move to refillable 1-pound cylinders.