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May 22, 2018

The communities living near the Cow Palace, the enormous state-owned exhibition hall in Daly City, overwhelmingly want the venue to stop hosting gun shows. The state Legislature has previously passed legislation designed to stop the shows.

Yet the shows go on — five times a year.

SCR 110 calls on the medical community to delay medically unnecessary surgeries until the individual reaches age of informed consent
May 21, 2018

Sacramento –  Today the California State Senate passed a resolution authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) calling on the medical community to delay medically unnecessary surgery for intersex infants until they reach an age of informed consent.

In the wake of yet another school shooting in Houston, students, elected officials, community leaders, and gun violence prevention advocates gathered to announce SB 221, which would ban all gun and ammunition sales at the Cow Palace
May 21, 2018

Daly City –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) joined students, elected officials, and gun violence prevention advocates to announce a new effort to ban gun and ammunition sales at the Cow Palace, a state-owned venue located in Daly City. The Cow Palace hosts gun shows a few times a year, most recently in April of this year. At that event, a group of high school students protested the gun show in hopes of ending gun sales in their community.

SB 785 -- authored by Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher to prevent irrelevant disclosures of immigration status in court – passed the California Legislature with bipartisan support last week
May 17, 2018

Sacramento –  Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 785, which protects immigrants from irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status in open court. SB 785 was authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), and was approved with bipartisan support by both the Senate and the Assembly. As an urgency measure it required 2/3 approval by the Legislature, and it takes effect immediately.