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.
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.
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.
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to provide up to a $1,000 tax credit to Californians paying off their student loan debt passed the state Senate today with strong bipartisan support. SB 477 now heads to the Assembly for consideration.
SACRAMENTO – As the challenges confronting California on climate change continue to mount, the state Senate today approved with bipartisan support a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to establish the position of chief resilience officer to coordinate work on climate resiliency issues. Under SB 168, the Governor would appoint the chief resilience officer, who would be subject to a Senate confirmation vote. The officer would be based in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), supported by First Amendment advocates and newspaper organizations, that protects the California Public Records Act (CPRA) by preventing government agencies from attempting to shift attorney costs onto the public records requesters.