Press Releases

June 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO –  The Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee today moved to put in place important privacy guardrails on the data collected from in-vehicle cameras by approving State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s SB 346 with bipartisan support. The bill would prohibit selling the data to third parties and using it for advertising.

More cars are becoming equipped with in-vehicle cameras that record the interior of the vehicle cabin and the actions of the driver. Some analysts expect this lucrative data to be worth over $750 billion by 2030.

June 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) legislation to eliminate some of the remaining barriers to constructing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) passed out of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee today with bipartisan support. SB 897 will now head to the Local Government Committee later this month for its consideration.

Senator Wieckowski's SB 1026 would give renters information on the energy efficiency of a rental unit
June 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO — As Californians in search of rental housing are hampered by a tight market and soaring prices, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is seeking to make sure they are not caught unaware of the often hidden costs that result from energy inefficient apartments and appliances.  Wieckowski’s SB 1026 was approved today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Under SB 1026, before they sign a lease, renters would be able to review an energy efficiency disclosure form to give them a more comprehensive idea of their potential monthly energy expenses.

June 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Senator Bob Wieckowski’s bill to provide improved protection of the wages earned by California living wage workers from garnishment by collectors was approved today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee and now heads to the Assembly floor. The bill, SB 1477, has widespread support among a huge coalition of organizations working to help low income and middle class Californians who were hit hard during the pandemic and are now confronting rising costs from inflation and supply shortages.

June 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO — A bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to transition California away from single-use, one-pound propane cylinders to refillables moved one step closer to approval as the Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted to support the legislation this afternoon. SB 1256 now heads to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO — SunWork Renewable Energy Projects, a nonprofit working to make the adoption of solar power more economically practical for homeowners, preschools and other community organizations, is the NonProfit of the Year for Senate District 10, State Senator Bob Wieckowski announced today.

May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Seeking to continue the growth in construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that has increased under state reforms approved by the Legislature, the state Senate today passed SB 897 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to eliminate remaining barriers. The bill now goes to the Assembly for its consideration.

May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO — The state Senate today approved Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to have the California Energy Commission (CEC) create a carbon capture grant program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the state meet its climate goals. SB 1399 passed with bipartisan support and now heads to the state Assembly.

May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — The California State Senate passed a bill today to require landlords to provide prospective tenants an energy efficiency disclosure form before renters sign a lease. The bill, SB 1026, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would enable renters to have more information about their potential energy bills as they consider their rental options.

May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO — California living wage workers who are trying to balance today’s rising costs, while paying down yesterday’s debts, would gain greater paycheck protections under State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s SB 1477, which passed the Senate this afternoon.