Press Releases

Shoreline Project will protect businesses, homes against storm surges, sea-level rise; extend Bay Trail
August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill to provide state funding to a crucial flood control project in the South San Francisco Bay was unanimously approved by the California Senate today and will go to Governor Brown for his signature.

August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – With California in a severe housing crisis, a bill eliminating a loophole that allows charter cities to undermine the state’s housing element law was approved today by the state Assembly.  SB 1333, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), now heads back to the Senate where it is expected to win final passage.

August 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The state Assembly today approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to rein in election abuses in California’s more than 55,000 homeowner associations (HOA).  Senate Bill 1265 now heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote before being sent to Governor Brown. 

In state with highest poverty rate, SB 298 prevents collectors from levying final $2,000
August 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Debt collectors who are levying the earnings of low-income Californians would be prevented from taking the last $2,000 from peoples’ accounts under Senate Bill 298 by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).  The bill was approved today by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and now heads to the floor.

California has the highest level of poverty in the nation when the cost of living is factored in and SB 298 would help people break the cycle of poverty.

August 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) was honored by the environmental non-profit organization, Californians Against Waste (CAW) this week for his leadership and support for recycling legislation.

July 23, 2018

SAN JOSE – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) presented a state resolution today to University of California, Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal and staff, faculty and community leaders on behalf of the South Bay legislative delegation in honor of the 130th Anniversary of the Lick Observatory. The presentation took place at the observatory’s 36-inch Great Refractor telescope.

SB 1265 will provide for fairer elections in HOAs
July 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill to curb abuses in California’s more than 55,000 homeowner associations (HOA) by adding requirements that will lead to fairer elections was approved today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  SB 1265, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) now heads to the Assembly floor.  It has already been approved by the state Senate.

June 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown today signed a bill by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to modernize the way local air districts notify the public about hearings, workshops, and other information and events.  SB 1502 was approved by the Legislature without opposition before going to the Governor.

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today to study how to reduce the worst-polluting fossil fuel plants that are negatively impacting the air quality of disadvantaged communities. SB 64, supported by a number of environmental justice organizations, now advances to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

Priorities include climate adaptation, wildfire prevention and climate research
June 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­­– The California State Senate approved the 2018-2019 Cap & Trade budget spending plan today, including $1.4 billion in discretionary investments in climate adaptation, research, wildfire prevention and a number of other programs.

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