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June 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) highlighted several parts of the 2019-2020 state budget that was signed yesterday by Governor Gavin Newsom.

June 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) Senate Bill 616, ensuring that at least $2,000 must be left in a bank account when it is levied by a debt collector, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee this morning.

June 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Natural Resources Committee today approved Senate Bill 168 by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to establish a chief climate resilience officer in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR).  The bill now moves to the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee.

June 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Castro Valley comic book store Crush Comics was honored today by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) in the state Capital as the Small Business of the Year for Senate District 10.

SB 13 targets some barriers that are blocking homeowners from building ADUs
June 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) Senate Bill 13 to reduce some of the remaining barriers homeowners face when trying to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also known as granny flats, passed the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee this morning.

SB 707 assists California workers, consumers when companies withhold payment to delay arbitration
June 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bill jointly authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) to deter companies from withholding payment to arbitrators to obstruct the arbitration process and deny workers and consumers their rights, was approved this morning by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  The bill, SB 707, now heads to the Assembly floor.

June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), a member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate’s approval of the 2019-2020 state budget.

June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Downtown Streets Team Hayward (DST), an organization dedicated to ending homelessness and empowering unhoused men and women, was honored today by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) as the Nonprofit of the Year for District 10 during the annual California Nonprofits Day Luncheon on the South Lawn of the state Capitol.

SB 616 protects people from being left with no funds to cover living expenses
May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Californians living paycheck-to-paycheck would no longer lose all their money to aggressive debt collectors under a bill passed today by the California Senate.  SB 616, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) prevents collectors from levying the last $2,000 in an account.  The bill now heads to the Assembly.

May 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In a victory for California workers and consumers, the state Senate today approved Senate Bill 707 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) to deter companies that make their employees or customers follow mandatory arbitration agreements from stalling or obstructing the arbitration process by withholding payment of arbitrator fees.