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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.

SB 477 would provide up to a $1,000 tax credit
May 23, 2019

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.

SB 168 authorizes Governor to make appointment
May 23, 2019

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.

May 23, 2019

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.

May 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed SB 13, a significant housing bill authored by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to remove some of the biggest remaining barriers on homeowners who want to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also known as granny-flats, on their property.

The fund includes $75 million for recycling infrastructure and waste diversion
May 15, 2019

Sacramento – The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation approved the 2019-2020 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) today, providing almost $1.5 billion for programs to reduce GHG emissions in California. The GGRF is comprised of discretionary funds derived from the state’s Cap and Trade auction revenue. 

Former U.S. ambassador supports SB 267 to grant extensions like those used by members of our armed forces
May 13, 2019

Sacramento – Foreign Service Officers who are residents of California but are serving abroad would have their driver’s licenses remain in effect for the duration of their time outside the state and 30 days after they return, under Senate Bill 267, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont). The bill, which unanimously passed the Senate Thursday, grants the same type of extension to foreign service officers as for those serving in the armed forces.