Press Releases

Wiener calls for protections to maintain a free and fair internet after FCC repeals federal net neutrality regulations today
December 14, 2017

San Francisco – Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced plans to introduce legislation to establish net neutrality protections in California after the Federal Communications Commission repealed national Net Neutrality regulations.  Senator Wiener will introduce the legislation in January, when the State Legislature returns for session in Sacramento.

December 12, 2017

San Francisco –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement about the death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

“I’m just floored that Mayor Lee is gone. I was sworn in as a member of the Board of Supervisors just days before Ed became Mayor of San Francisco, and I had the honor of working closely with him for the past 7 years. Just yesterday I held a press conference with him about a new recycling program. He was his normal jovial and friendly self.

December 7, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement about Senator Toni Atkins, who will become the new President pro Tempore of the California State Senate in January:

December 1, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on World AIDS Day, which was first celebrated in 1988:

New version of the LOCAL Act - which creates pure local control on whether to extend hours – creates a pilot program identical to previous bill but limited to six cities whose Mayors have expressed interest in extending alcohol sales hours
November 28, 2017

San Francisco – Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) joined nightlife supporters, labor, community members, and business leaders to rally around support for a renewed effort 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.

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.