In the News

January 8, 2020

Sen. Scott Wiener makes changes to controversial housing bill (The Mercury News - Jan 6)

The updated version of SB 50 would give cities at least two years to develop their own policies...


December 17, 2019

As 2020 Approaches, Where Does Cannabis Go Next? (SF Weekly – Nov 15)

“For State Senator Scott Wiener — primary author of SB 34 and representative of California’s 11th district, which includes San Francisco — taxes and access are the next urgent topics on the docket.”

December 17, 2019

Loophole in California Law Makes Auto Burglary Victims Prove their Door was Locked. This Bill would Change That (ABC 10 – Dec 10th)

“It is easy to assume that if someone were to break a car window and steal items, it would be a clear case of auto burglary. Yet, that’s not the case according to current California law. Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) is hoping to change that. The progressive state senator introduced Senate Bill 23, which would close this perceived loophole that puts a burden of proof on car owners to show that their door was locked during the auto burglary.”

December 17, 2019

Watch a Very Tall Sen. Scott Wiener Ride a Very Small Zamboni at San Francisco's Civic Center Rink (SF Gate – Nov 22)

“California State Senator Scott Wiener took a break from his usual political duties on Thursday to clear the ice on a mini Zamboni-like ice resurfacer at San Francisco's Civic Center rink. Sen. Wiener posted a video of his whirl around the ice and the footage of a very tall man on a very small machine is making many on Twitter smile.”

December 17, 2019

California Lawmakers Lambaste PG&E During Hearing on Mass Blackouts (SF Chronicle – Nov. 21)

“Public anger at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. swept over the state Capitol Monday as lawmakers held their first oversight hearing on the mass blackouts the utility undertook in October… ‘We thought that PG&E would use a scalpel in implementing these planned blackouts,’ said state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. ‘Instead PG&E has chosen to use a sledgehammer and then turn around and essentially tell the public, “Sorry, suck it up, we’ll fix it in 10 years.”’”

December 17, 2019

California Sen. Scott Wiener to Propose Turning PG&E into Public Utility (SF Chronicle - Nov. 12)

“State Sen. Scott Wiener says efforts to restructure Pacific Gas and Electric Co. must include an option to turn the embattled, investor-owned utility into a public entity.”

December 17, 2019

California Bill Would Ban Early Surgery to ‘Fix’ Intersex Children (SF Chronicle – Nov 8)

“David Cameron Strachan never knew he had an extra female X chromosome until a doctor told him at age 29….  Now 72 and a longtime advocate for others who are intersex — people whose sex anatomy doesn’t fit typical definitions of female or male — Strachan backs a bill by Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco that would make California the first state to outlaw operations on young children to ‘normalize’ their genitalia.”

December 17, 2019

Scott Wiener Talks Major Housing, Property Tax Issues for 2020 (San Jose Spotlight – Nov 7)

“Three years into his role serving in the California State Senate, Scott Wiener has made a major name for himself, creating excited fans and vocal critics of his highly controversial housing bills aimed at spurring more development across the Golden State. But sometimes, the towering 49-year-old senator admits, he misses being in the middle of the local action, having cut his teeth in politics on the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors, and in county and regional transportation leadership roles.”

December 17, 2019

What You Need to Know About Trans Awareness Month (Out – Nov 3)

“San Francisco marked the beginning of Transgender Awareness Month by lighting up City Hall in the trans flag colors and raising the trans flag over the building….Senator Wiener also read the names of some of the transgender people who were slain this year. At least 22 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been killed this year….”

August 31, 2018

Senators Wiener and De León, and SB 822 Co-Authors Speak with Media Following the Passing of SB 822 by the California Legislature