Press Releases

The Senator welcomed India's Consul General Sanjay Panda, who made his first visit to the Senate floor.
August 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) welcomed India’s Consul General Sanjay Panda on the Senate floor today and led the chamber’s recognition of India’s Independence Day.

Every year, I have the honor of hosting my annual State of the 10th Senate District Address. In conjunction with this year's event,
August 1, 2019

Every year, I have the honor of hosting my annual State of the 10th Senate District Address. In conjunction with this year's event, to be held in early October, I will be giving out the 2019 Local Hero Awards, recognizing community leaders and organizations throughout the District.

As a constituent in our community, I am writing to you today to ask for your help in submitting nominations for these awards from the areas I represent:

Hayward event will help business owners improve communication and build a strong brand
July 30, 2019

HAYWARD – Local business owners can learn how to improve their marketing on-line and increase their communication with customers at a Yelp Workshop co-hosted by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the City of Hayward, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and local Chambers of Commerce.

SB 13 eliminates impact fees on accessory units below 750 square feet to reduce building costs for homeowners
July 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A major accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform bill authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to eliminate developer impact fees on units below 750 square feet passed the Assembly Local Government Committee today.  SB 13, which also eliminates owner occupancy restrictions for five years, passed with bipartisan support.

SR 47 adds California's voice in support of joining Basel Convention to curb international waste
July 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California Senate today passed SR 47, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to urge Congress to ratify the Basel Convention, an international treaty that places protocols on international waste.

July 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Environmental Quality Committee today approved Senate Resolution 47 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) with bipartisan support to urge the United States to ratify the Basel Convention, an international treaty to reduce the movement of hazardous waste and mixed plastic waste. 

Former U.S. ambassador to Germany supports SB 267
July 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Foreign Service Officers from California representing the United States abroad, and their spouses, would be able to get an extension for their driver’s license that would keep it in full effect for the duration of the time they are serving abroad, under Senate Bill 267 authored by Sen. Bob Wieckowski.  The bill was approved this afternoon by the Assembly Transportation Committee.

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.

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