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In 2018, Senator Wiener authored SB 1045 to give San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties additional tools to conserve individuals suffering from severe mental health and substance abuse issues
June 4, 2019

Sacramento–  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement upon the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ vote to implement Senator Wiener’s Senate Bill 1045, which he authored in 2018. SB 1045 allows San Francisco to conserve people on our streets who are suffering from severe mental illness and addiction and who are not capable of accepting voluntary services. This year, Senator Wiener is authoring SB 40 to ensure that SB 1045 can be effectively implemented.

Senator Wiener’s statement:

SB 136 repeals a commonly used and expensive one-year sentence enhancement that is added to each prior prison or felony jail term that an individual has served
May 28, 2019

Sacramento –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D- San Francisco) legislation to repeal a one-year sentence enhancement that is added to an individual’s base sentence for each prior prison or felony jail term served passed the Senate with a 21-11 vote. SB 136 will now head to the Assembly for committee hearings in the coming weeks.

Sponsored by Equality California and the Los Angeles District Attorney, SB 145 puts a stop to LGBTQ youth going on the sex offender registry, when similarly situated straight youth do not.
May 28, 2019

Sacramento–  Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 145, which ends blatant discrimination against LGBTQ youth regarding California’s sex offender registry, passed the Senate on a 24-2 vote. It now heads to the Assembly for committee hearings in the coming weeks.

SB 69 will help improve ocean water quality, restore habitats that sequester greenhouse gas emissions, and protect keystone species.
May 23, 2019

Sacramento–  Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 69, the Ocean Resiliency Act of 2019, which aims to improve and protect the health of the Pacific Ocean off of California’s coastline passed the Senate with a 27-6 vote. It will now head to the Assembly for committee hearings in the coming weeks. SB 69 will restore ocean habitats, such as coastal wetlands, that sequester greenhouse gas emissions; protect keystone species in order to maintain biodiversity; and safeguard the streams and rivers.