Press Releases

Ordinance authored by Senator Wiener when he was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors expands to cover workers who work at businesses with 20 or more employees
January 1, 2018

San Francisco –  Today San Francisco’s paid parental leave ordinance, which Senator Scott Wiener authored as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, expands to cover workers who work at businesses with 20 or more employees. When the ordinance first went into effect on January 1, 2017, it only applied to businesses with 50 or more employees. Only July 1, 2017, it expanded to include businesses with 35 or more employees. As of today, it applies to businesses with 20 or more employees. 

December 30, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statements about the bills from his first year in the Senate that are going into effect on January 1, 2018. They include bills to streamline housing production in cities that aren’t meeting their state-mandated housing goals, create an LGBT senior bill of rights for people living in long-term care facilities, modernize HIV criminalization laws, and expand and improve access to CalFresh. 

December 28, 2017

Having built a reputation as a policy wonk during his time on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) entered his first year in the Legislature determined to pass significant bills on a host of hot button issues, from housing and entertainment to criminal justice reform and LGBT rights.

December 21, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on how California should respond to the massive corporate tax cut passed by the Republican-controlled Congress, paid for in part by increasing taxes on Californians:

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introduce legislation to establish net neutrality protections in California after the Federal Communications Commission repealed national Net Neutrality regulations.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:

In response to call for funding for another bridge for cars, Senator Wiener calls for prioritizing investment in public transit to reduce congestion
December 7, 2017

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener issued the following statement after Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Mark DeSaulnier sent a letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission requesting that funding from Regional Measure 3, which is scheduled to go before the voters next year, be used on a “Southern Crossing” bridge south of the Bay Bridge:

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.