Press Releases

May 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate voted overwhelmingly today to expand consumer rights and notification requirements covering assigned debt collection practices. SB 531, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will now head to the Assembly for consideration.

April 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – A new state report released today finding that consuming synthetic food dyes can result in hyperactivity and other neurobehavioral problems in some children, demonstrates the need for Senate Bill 651 to require warning labels on products that contain the dyes, State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said.

April 14, 2021

My office will be co-hosting a workshop with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma that will highlight and explain the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program next Tuesday, April 20th at 12 noon.

April 7, 2021

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.

April 6, 2021

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.

March 25, 2021

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.

March 16, 2021

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.

March 16, 2021

Dear Neighbor,

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.

March 16, 2021

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.