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Proposal includes key original provisions from SB 822 including banning access fees, maintaining net neutrality at point of interconnection, prohibiting anti-competitive zero-rating products, and joining SB 460 to protect state contracting
July 5, 2018

Sacramento Today, California legislators announced a deal to move forward a proposal to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections that were repealed under Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission in early June. Senate Bill 822, introduced by Senator Wiener (D-San Francisco) earlier this year, was amended two weeks ago in the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee.

SB 900 - the California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot Project - makes California-grown fruits and vegetables more affordable for low-income Californians under the CalFresh program while also supporting California farmers
July 3, 2018

Sacramento – Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to make California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for CalFresh recipients was signed into law last week by Governor Brown as part of this year’s budget. Senate Bill 900 established the CalFresh Fruit and Vegetables EBT Pilot Project which will help low-income Californians purchase healthier food by allowing CalFresh recipients to earn extra CalFresh funds by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables grown in California.

New pilot version of the LOCAL Act - which creates pure local control on whether to extend hours - is limited to seven California cities whose Mayors have expressed interest in extending alcohol sales hours
June 28, 2018

Sacramento –  Today the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee approved Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to allow – but not require – cities to extend sales of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants (but not liquor stores) to as late as 4 a.m. SB 905 previously passed the State Senate in May, and now moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, which must approve the bill by August 17th.

SB 1045 allows San Francisco and Los Angeles Counties to create new conservatorship programs focused on providing supportive housing and wraparound social services for homeless people too incapacitated to care for themselves
June 28, 2018

Sacramento – Today a bill by Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) to expand and strengthen California conservatorship laws passed its final Assembly policy committee.  Senate Bill 1045 establishes a five year pilot program that authorizes San Francisco and Los Angeles Counties to create a new conservatorship focused on chronically homeless individuals who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders, and who cannot care for themselves.