Press Releases

SB 570 updates California's vehicle code in recognition of advancements in autonomous technology
September 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Recognizing the advances in electric and autonomous vehicle technology, the California State Senate today approved a bill by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to bring the state’s vehicle code into the 21st century. SB 570 passed the Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support. The bill will now go before Governor Gavin Newsom.

September 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The state Senate today approved SB 807, a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), to update and enhance civil rights enforcement and improve government efficiency in the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The bill was approved without opposition and goes to Governor Newsom for his consideration.

September 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With no opposition, the state Senate approved legislation by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today to give consumers more protection when dealing with assigned debt collectors who operate with fewer restrictions than those governing debt that is sold. SB 531, which was approved with bipartisan support earlier this week in the Assembly, now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration.

August 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) SB 274, a bill to modernize and increase local government transparency policies by requiring agencies to email agenda packets to people who request them, won approval on the Assembly floor today with bipartisan support. The bill now goes to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration. It is supported by the Los Angeles Sunshine Coalition and a number of media organizations.

August 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – It was three years ago when entrepreneurs, seizing on the growing popularity of bubble tea, formed the US Boba Company and opened their own boba factory in Hayward. Today, the manufacturer of the tapioca pearls will be honored in the state capital as the Small Business of the Year by state Senator Bob Wieckowski.

The ceremony is part of California Small Business Day, an annual event organized by the California Small Business Association to honor the contributions of small businesses.  Awardees from each legislative district are recognized during the ceremony.

July 7, 2021

I will be hosting a Senior Scam Stopper Webinar with the Contractors State License Board.

Learn how to protect yourself from various types of fraud relating to financial, home improvement, insurance, telemarketing, and real estate scams. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this FREE webinar.

SB 531 requires assigned debt collectors to prove they have authority to collect the debt
June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Banking and Finance Committee approved legislation by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today to strengthen protection for consumers who are dealing with assigned debt collectors who operate with fewer restrictions than those governing debt that is sold. SB 531 now heads to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Wieckowski highlights budget's funding of I-680/Mission Blvd. improvements
June 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature approved a record budget tonight to increase per student funding to historic levels, provide over $8 billion in direct relief to people earning up to $75,000 a year, invest $3 billion in a drought relief package and expand financial assistance to small businesses. The budget also includes key funding for several local projects, including funds to upgrade the I-680/Mission Boulevard interchange, the site of several accidents in recent years.

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Four bills authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), dealing with mandatory arbitration, employment and housing discrimination, minors and homeowner associations, were approved with bipartisan support by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

June 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO ­– The California State Senate today passed landmark legislation to reform California’s antiquated Bottle Bill and to hold beverage distributors responsible for increasing the amount of containers that are recycled. SB 38 will transform the current broken system that has resulted in plummeting recycling rates, more containers in our landfills and consumers unable to find convenient locations to redeem their bottles and cans. The bill now goes to the state Assembly.