Press Releases

Sacramento, CA — Senator Aisha Wahab’s (D-Silicon Valley) Senate Bill 980, The Smile Act, expands dental implant benefits for Medi-Cal recipients and passed the Senate Health Committee. SB 980 is a bipartisan effort with 24 Senators as co-authors.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Aisha Wahab (D-Silicon Valley) announced Senate Bill 1031, The Connect Bay Area Act. SB 1031 authorizes a Bay Area ballot measure to provide transportation funding on the 2026 ballot or later, and require operational reforms and a consolidation assessment beginning next year.

Sacramento, CA — Senator Aisha Wahab’s (D-Silicon Valley) Senate Bill 400 (SB 400), Peace Office Termination Disclosures, has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill allows law enforcement agencies to announce that a peace officer or custodial officer was terminated for cause and have the choice to disclose specifics of the termination to the public. SB 400 received bipartisan support across the legislature and support from law enforcement.

Sacramento, CA — Senate President pro Tempore Mike McGuire recently announced the appointment of Senator Aisha Wahab (D-Silicon Valley) to Assistant Majority Leader and Chair of Budget Subcommittee 5 on Corrections, Public Safety, Judiciary, Labor, and Transportation; she remains Chair of Public Safety. She will also be a member of Appropriations, Budget, Housing, Judiciary, and Local Government Committees.

Sacramento, CA — Senator Aisha Wahab (D-Hayward) amended SB 397 to direct the California State Transportation Agency to develop a consolidation plan for the 27 official public transit agencies across the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

The question of whether our laws are sufficient to account for incidents of caste discrimination is what prompted this legislation in the first place; through this process, we shined a light on a long-hidden form of discrimination that persists across multiple communities in California.

Sacramento, CA — Governor Newsom made history today by signing Senator Wahab’s (D-Hayward) Stable Affordable Housing Act (SB 555), making California the first state to explore the intersection of long-term affordability and state-supported housing.

FREMONT, CA —Senator Aisha Wahab (D-Hayward) garnered $2 million in state funding for the City of Fremont to fund multiple projects.