Mayor Mark Farrell, Board President London Breed, Public Health Director Barbara Garcia and others joined in support of SB 1045, authored by Senator Scott Wiener and sponsored by Mayor Farrell
February 12, 2018
San Francisco – Today, San Francisco leaders joined together at a press conference to support a new bill authored by Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) to expand and strengthen California conservatorship laws by giving counties broader reach and more flexibility to help those who cannot care for themselves and who are dying on our streets. SB 1045 is sponsored by San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, who is continuing the work Mayor Ed Lee started in bringing this issue forward.
SB 1021 permanently extends expiring drug pricing protections that cap monthly co-pays and set drug pricing standards, and also ensures these pricing protections apply to HIV/AIDS prevention drugs
February 8, 2018
Sacramento – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced Senate Bill 1021, which will keep out-of-pocket drug costs low for consumers by preserving and strengthening existing drug pricing protections. SB 1021 does this by permanently extending drug co-pay limits and prescription drug pricing standards put in place in 2015 under a bill (AB 339) authored by Assemblymember Rich Gordon, which are currently set to expire at the end of 2019. SB 1021 also strengthens these protections, including by ensuring these pricing protections apply to HIV prevention drugs.
SB 1004 increases access to mental health treatment for children, teenagers, college students, and young adults, as funded by the Mental Health Services Act (the millionaires tax), to stop the progression of debilitating mental illness
February 6, 2018
Sacramento – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and the Steinberg Institute, founded by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, announced the introduction of Senate Bill 1004, a bipartisan bill to expand effective early intervention for children, teenagers, college students, and young adults experiencing early signs of mental illness. SB 1004 does so by requiring a much more structured and focused approach on prevention and early intervention mental health programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which administers the millionaires tax (Prop 63).
Scott Wiener, the San Francisco senator who wrote the streamlining bill on which the recent report was based, said in an interview that numbers like those reported by Beverly Hills are why he is working on a new bill that would try to neutralize the role of politics in housing production by tying future state housing goals to economic measures like job growth. It would also carry forward past housing deficits so that cities that don’t build will lose further control over local housing decisions as time goes on.