Senator Wieckowski bills taking effect on Jan. 1, 2019

December 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) authored the following bills that go into effect on January 1, 2019.  The bills protect public records requestors, inform consumers about confidentiality procedures in mediation, strengthen affordable housing requirements in charter cities, fund the South Bay Shoreline Project in the Bay Area, extend a Bureau of Security and Investigative Services sunset provision, and transfer ownership of part of Highway 84.

SB 1333 – Ensures charter cities comply with state laws regarding their specific plans and affordable housing needs, as general law cities are already required to do.

SB 1244 – Protects people seeking public records by prohibiting the government from collecting attorneys’ fees from public records requestors.

SB 989 – Transfers ownership of a section of Highway 84, between 880 and 238, from the California Transportation Commission to the City of Fremont to allow the city to construct a multi-modal “complete streets” design along the heavily-travelled corridor. 

SB 954 – Requires attorneys to provide their clients with a written disclosure informing them of the confidentiality restrictions in mediation.

SB 904 – Extends the authorization of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services to issue an alarm company operator license to a limited liability company until Jan. 1, 2024.

SB 881 – Provides state funding for the Bay Area’s South Bay Shoreline Project to restore wetlands, construct levees, improve recreation and better prepare the region for the impacts of climate change.

Senator Wieckowski represents the 10th District, which includes southern Alameda County and northeast Santa Clara County.