SACRAMENTO – The Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee today approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to strengthen notification requirements on assigned debt collection and give consumers more rights to request information from the collectors.
SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) today that cracks down on arbitration companies and businesses delaying a worker or consumer’s right to a speedy resolution to their dispute. The bill, SB 762, passed unanimously.
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) SB 274, a bill to modernize local government transparency policies by requiring agencies to email agenda packets to people who request them, passed today out of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee with bipartisan support. The bill is supported by the Los Angeles Sunshine Coalition and a number of media organizations.
SACRAMENTO – As more cars become equipped with in-vehicle cameras capable of recording the interior of the vehicle cabin and the actions of the driver, consumers face another threat to their privacy in a place where they might spend a great deal of their time every day.
My office will be co-hosting a workshop with Golden State Opportunity, Assemblymember Bill Quirk and Assemblymember Alex Lee that will highlight and explain the recently approved Golden State Stimulus.
SANTA CLARA – The Covid-19 pandemic has not diminished Sandra Dailey’s passion for cooking. After leaving a successful biotech sales and marketing career, the Santa Clara resident opened her own catering company and built a roster of corporate clients including eBay, Apple, Google and Intel. But once the pandemic hit, Dailey, the founder and CEO of Sandi’s Cobbler Cups, knew she had to pivot.
SB 38 would create consumer-friendly system with expanded access to return containers
March 15, 2021
SACRAMENTO – With fewer locations available for California consumers to recycle beverage containers and redemption rates plummeting in the state, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today approved SB 38, a bill by Sen. Bob Wieckowski to transform the broken system by shifting more responsibility onto beverage distributors and increasing locations where consumers can return their containers.
Expanded $573 million package builds on Governor's $323 million proposal
March 2, 2021
Sacramento – The state Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy approved a $573 million proposal on early action wildfire budget issues today, expanding on Governor Newsom’s request for $323 million in funding in this year’s budget. The early action wildfire package will be part of negotiations with the Assembly and the Newsom administration.
SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a package of bills to protect worker rights, reform the state’s broken Bottle Bill program, require a label on products with synthetic food dyes and notify consumers when their debt is sold, along with other pro-consumer legislation. Friday marked the bill introduction deadline in the California Legislature.
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski, a member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the chair of its subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy, issued the following statement today on Governor Gavin Newsom’s state budget.
“Approving our state budget is one of the most important actions we take as legislators. But this year, given the vast challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy, the need to prevent mass evictions, education and our worsening climate crisis, it’s extraordinarily important.