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Sponsored by Equality California and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, SB 145 puts a stop to LGBT youth going on the sex offender registry, when similarly situated straight youth do not
April 9, 2019

Sacramento–  Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 145, which ends blatant discrimination against LGBT youth regarding California’s sex offender registry, passed the Senate Public Safety Committee by a 6-0 vote.

Senate Bill 233 prohibits the arrest of people involved in sex work when they come forward as a witness or victim of specified violent and serious crimes, as well as prohibiting use of condoms as evidence of sex work
April 9, 2019

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation to protect sex workers from arrest for sex work after they report a serious and violent crime, such as rape, passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee with a 5-2 vote. It will now head to the Senate floor for a vote by the full Senate in the coming weeks. 

SB 159 authorizes pharmacists to furnish pre- and post- exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) without a physician prescription and prohibits insurance companies from requiring prior authorizations in order to obtain PrEP coverage
April 8, 2019

Sacramento- Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Todd Gloria’s (D-San Diego) legislation to reduce barriers to accessing HIV preventative medications passed out of the Senate Business and Professions Committee by a vote of 6-0. It will now head to the Senate Health Committee for a vote. SB 159 authorizes pharmacists to furnish pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to patients without a physician prescription.

SB 201 aims to ensure that people born with atypical genital characteristics have the right to provide informed consent before undergoing medically unnecessary and potentially harmful genital reconstruction surgery
April 8, 2019

San Francisco–  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced that legislation to ensure intersex individuals—a term used often used by people born with variations in their sex characteristics, including genitalia—can provide informed consent before any medical treatments or interventions that could irreversibly affect their fertility or sexual function, will be pulled from the 2019 legislative session and pushed to 2020.