Press Releases

Los Angeles nightlife supporters joined the authors of the LOCAL Act, which will allow – but not require – local communities to extend alcohol sales hours in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants past 2 a.m.
August 18, 2017

Los Angeles –  Today California legislators and Los Angeles nightlife supporters joined together in the Broadway Theater District in Downtown Los Angeles calling for the passage of a bill authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to allow communities to expand nightlife in California. Senator Wiener was joined by co-authors Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills) and Los Angeles nightlife and hospitality leaders, who spoke about the positive economic and cultural benefits of Senate Bill 384.

Citing concern for public safety after violence at White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the letter urges the National Park Service to reconsider issuance of permit for rally in Crissy Field
August 15, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Phil Ting, and Assemblymember David Chiu sent a letter requesting thatthe National Park Service reconsider the issuance of a permit for the so-called Patriot Prayer Rally scheduled on August 26, 2017.  The letter reads:

August 7, 2017

San Francisco  –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener, Assembly  Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember David Chiu, and Assemblymember Phil Ting released the following statement in advance of Monday evening’s Brisbane City Council meeting on the Baylands Development:

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) Issues the Following Statement in Response to the Trump Administration's Opposition to Federal LGBT Employment Protections
July 27, 2017

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's opposition to federal LGBT employment protections:

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) Issues the Following Statement in Response to Donald Trump's Decision to Ban Transgender People from Serving in the Military
July 26, 2017

Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military:

SB 785 – authored by Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Gonzalez Fletcher -- prevents attorneys from questioning witnesses about their immigration status in open court unless a judge first rules that the status is relevant to the subject of the litigation
July 18, 2017

Sacramento –  Today the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) to protect immigrants from irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status in open court. SB 785 requires that any discussion or questioning about the immigration status of any witness, victim, or defendant first be deemed by a judge to be relevant to the subject of the litigation.

SB 458 authorizes CalRecycle to create five mobile recycling pilot programs throughout the state, which will allow cities like San Francisco to have more flexible recycling programs
July 13, 2017

Sacramento –  Today the State Senate passed a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to fix state recycling laws that are negatively impacting small businesses across California. SB 458 authorizes CalRecycle to create five mobile recycling pilot programs throughout the state, which will allow cities like San Francisco to pursue a mobile recycling redemption program.

SB 35, which streamlines the creation of critically need housing and ensures that all communities are accountable for meeting our housing needs, clears its last policy committee
July 12, 2017

Sacramento – Today, Senate Bill 35, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to address California’s housing shortage, was approved by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee in the bill’s final policy committee hearing. SB 35 will next be voted on by the full Assembly, which could happen as early as next week.

July 6, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) offered the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 2, which authorizes a fee on real estate transfers that will be used  to fund affordable housing. Senator Wiener is a co-author of SB 2, along with lead author Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). SB 2 now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

With bipartisan support, Senator Wiener’s LOCAL Act to allow – but not require – local communities to extend alcohol sales hours in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants past 2 a.m. moves to Assembly Appropriations Committee
July 5, 2017

Sacramento –  Today the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee approved Senate Bill 384, a bill authored by Senator Scott Wiener to allow – but not require – local communities to extend alcohol service to as late as 4 a.m. The LOCAL Act, which stands for Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night, applies to bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, but not to liquor stores.