“Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace—many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve.”
– President John F. Kennedy, 1963
Today, we celebrate the 65thArmed Forces Day to honor the dedication of the many Americans serving to protect peace and freedom around the world.
Sen. Wieckowski applauds Governor's executive order's inclusion of climate adaptation into state agencies' planning and investment decisions.
April 29, 2015
Sacramento – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to establish a Climate Action Team as the coordinating body for California’s climate policy to ensure a comprehensive approach to the state’s overall climate strategy passed 6 to 0 in the Senate Environmental Committee tonight.
Fremont – The California Energy Commission awarded approximately $7.3 million in grants to companies in Senator Bob Wieckowski’s 10th Senate District to modify a manufacturing facility in Milpitas, design and build microgrids at three Fremont fire stations and to test and demonstrate a solar hybrid system with advanced storage to produce on-demand solar electricity.
Wieckowski leads bipartisan effort to boost Equal Access Fund by $15 million
April 14, 2015
Sacramento – A bipartisan group of 28 state legislators have signed onto a letter urging Governor Jerry Brown to increase funding for legal aid. Years of diminishing funds have reduced access to legal aid services at a time when the number of Californians eligible for the services has increased by 20 percent.
Senators Wieckowski and Pavley say the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources' lack of action threatens groundwater supplies
March 10, 2015
Sacramento – The chairs of the state Senate’s Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water committees said lax oversight by the state division in charge of overseeing the Underground Injection Control Program has unnecessarily jeopardized the public’s health and safety by increasing the risk of groundwater contamination from oil and gas waste disposal wells.
Sacramento – Sen. Bob Wieckowski and Sen. Fran Pavley will co-chair a joint oversight hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality, and Natural Resources and Water committees Tuesday to focus on groundwater protection in the wake of acknowledgements that several oil and gas-related injected wells were improperly sited and pose a risk of contaminating quality groundwater used for drinking water and agricultural purposes.
Low-income consumers are often victimized by industry's deceptive tactics even when they have not incurred the debt.
March 6, 2015
Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is seeking to protect consumers from unscrupulous debt-buyer practices by closing a loophole in existing law that prevents consumers from challenging the validity of a default judgment in court once the debt is older than two years, even if they don’t owe the money.
SB 641 would allow consumers, in limited circumstances, the opportunity to file a motion to set aside a default judgment over two years after it has been entered.
New form would bring more consistency to the evaluation process and ensure greater adherence to the laws governing custody proceedings.
March 2, 2015
Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a new bill to bring more consistency statewide to the laws involving the counselors and evaluators who advise the court on child custody decisions.
SB 594 was introduced Friday. It would require the Judicial Council of California to develop a child custody evaluation form by Jan. 1, 2016 to be used by every investigator or evaluator conducting child custody evaluations.
SB 501 prevents a person making just over minimum wage from having all of their additional income garnished to pay a debt
February 27, 2015
Sacramento – A bill, SB 501, by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would protect low-income Californians who are attempting to get back on their feet financially from having a larger portion of their wages garnished and would also prohibit garnishing the wages of Californians for private student loan debt.