Press Releases

In face of proposed severe restrictions that would effectively ban new cannabis businesses in San Francisco, coalition of elected officials and leaders rallied to call for Board of Supervisors to reject regressive proposals and pass reasonable regulations
November 8, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and San Francisco Democratic Party Chair David Campos joined with current and former elected leaders to call for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to pass reasonable regulations that allow for adult use of cannabis to begin January 1, 2018 in San Francisco.

October 30, 2017

San Francisco –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the federal court decision overturning President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the United States military:

Senators Wiener & Atkins to join supporters today in San Francisco to celebrate victories for LGBT community, including bills to allow third gender marker on government IDs, to create LGBT Senior Bill of Rights, and to modernize HIV Criminalization laws
October 16, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) will join advocates of a series of bills that expanded the rights of LGBT people in California. These includes SB 179, the Gender Recognition Act, which Governor Brown signed last night, as well as SB 219, the LGBT Senior Bill of Rights, and SB 239, which modernizes HIV criminalization laws.

Wiener's SB 458 directs CalRecycle to create five mobile recycling pilot programs throughout the state, which will allow cities like San Francisco to have more flexible recycling programs
October 10, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 458, a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to fix state recycling laws that are negatively impacting small grocery stores across California. SB 458 is an urgency measure, which means it goes into effect immediately.

Senator Wiener issued the following statement:

Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio to hold hearing at Los Angeles LGBT Center on World Homeless Day about causes of youth homelessness, and need for dedicated solutions, including funding, to get young people off the streets
October 9, 2017

Los Angeles –  On World Homeless Day, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) will hold a hearing on the high level of youth homelessness in California, and what the state should be doing to get young people off the street. This will be a joint informational hearing of the Senate and Assembly Human Services Committees, which Senator Wiener and Assemblywoman Rubio serve on as chairs.

October 6, 2017

Sacramento – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to the memo released by Attorney General Jeff Sessions giving guidance to federal agencies on how to protect so-called religious liberty:

SB 219 guarantees protections for LGBT seniors living in long-term care facilities
October 4, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 219, which Senator Wiener authored to create an LGBT Senior Bill of Rights for residents of long-term care facilities:

October 2, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the mass shooting last night in Las Vegas and the need for immediate legislative action regarding gun control. Today the Trump Administration said that now is not the time for a debate about gun control.

“Our prayers are with the Las Vegas victims and their loved ones. This act of extreme violence is yet another tragic example of why this country needs to pull its head out of the sand regarding gun policy. 

Governor signed package of housing bills in San Francisco, including Senator Wiener’s SB 35 to streamline the production of housing in cities not meeting their housing goals
September 29, 2017

San Francisco  –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown appeared in San Francisco today to sign a package of housing bills to address California’s housing crisis, including Senator Wiener’s Senate Bill 35, which streamlines the production of new housing:

Senator Wiener has authored SB 726, which will enact a California Estate Tax if the federal estate tax is repealed
September 27, 2017

San Francisco  –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement about the tax cut plan proposed by President Trump and Congressional Republicans today, which includes a repeal of the federal estate tax. Senator Wiener has introduced legislation to replace the federal estate tax, if repealed, with a California Estate Tax: