Press Releases

Also proposes $25 million for San Francisco Bay restoration
May 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate budget subcommittee that oversees California’s programs to fight climate change approved a $2.8 billion Cap and Trade Expenditure Plan this afternoon with the largest blocks of money going to local air districts to reduce air pollution, forest health and fire prevention, freight and heavy duty vehicle incentives and clean vehicle rebates.  The proposal now goes before the full Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.

May 17, 2018


SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate passed a bill today by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to require attorneys to inform their clients of all the confidentiality restrictions related to mediation and obtain written disclosure that the clients understand the process. SB 954 now goes to the Assembly for consideration.

CalCPA, State Treasurer Chiang's office and San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen to participate in Student Financial Literacy Workshop
May 11, 2018

HAYWARD – With student loan debt far surpassing credit card and auto loan debt, Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is teaming up with CalCPA, State Treasurer John Chiang’s Scholarshare 529 and San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen on a Student Financial Literacy Workshop this Monday morning at California State University, East Bay.

May 8, 2018

FREMONT – Community leaders in health care, housing, business and domestic violence prevention will be honored by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) at his Eighth Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Leadership Awards, Thursday, May 10 in Fremont.

SB 1265 strengthens HOA election process by reining in boards that abuse their powers
May 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to strengthen the election process in California’s 52,000 homeowner associations (HOA) by making sure all homeowners have a vote, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon and now heads to the Senate floor for approval.

April 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­– After two companies running offshore oil and gas drilling and production facilities off the Central Coast declared fiscal insolvency, a Senate budget subcommittee today approved $108.5 million in funding over three years to permanently secure, plug and abandon oil wells and facilities in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, according to State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont).

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Governance and Finance Committee today passed two significant housing bills authored by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to reduce the cost of building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) and to require California charter cities follow state planning and zoning laws for housing.  

SB 1333 strengthens the obligation of the 121 California charter cities to make sites available for housing development to meet the needs of their residents at all income levels.

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) new bill to make it easier and less costly for homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property, passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today.  Senate Bill 831 will now go before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Longer fire seasons, floods and increasing heat waves are already affecting California’s residents and natural environment, and as these and other dangers posed by climate change threaten more aspects of everyday life the state is working to adapt by investing in coordinated programs that integrate information, modern science and best practices to protect the public.

April 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­ – Increasing threats posed by climate change, including sea level rise, diminished snow pack, longer fire seasons, rising temperatures and the spread of vector-borne diseases into new habitats, are having a profound impact on all areas of California.  The state has sought to aggressively fight climate change and become more resilient to protect the health and safety of California lives and livelihoods.