Press Releases

January 11, 2018

Sacramento –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on net neutrality legislation in California:

January 8, 2018

San Francisco  –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to revoke legal refugee status for a quarter million Salvadoran refugees (English and Spanish versions below):

Bills require increased density near public transportation, ensure that cities’ housing goals set by the state are actually linked to population growth, and remove barriers to housing for farmworkers
January 4, 2018

Sacramento  –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced the introduction of a new Housing First legislative package to continue the work from last legislative session to create more housing in California. The three bills mandate denser and taller zoning near transit, create a more data-driven and less political Regional Housing Needs Assessment process (RHNA provides local communities with numerical housing goals), and expand farmworker housing opportunities while maintaining strong worker protections.

Bill calls for protections to maintain a free and fair internet after FCC repeals federal net neutrality regulations today
January 3, 2018

Sacramento – Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 822 to establish net neutrality protections in California. This is the first day the California Legislature is in session since the Federal Communications Commission repealed Net Neutrality on December 14 of last year.  At that time, Senator Wiener declared he would introduce legislation to require net neutrality in California.

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.