Press Releases

September 17, 2018
Senate Bill 822 restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California
September 6, 2018

Los Angeles– Today, legislators and advocates gathered at the Ronald Raegan State Building to urge Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 822, which would enact the strongest net neutrality protections in the country.

Assembly Bill 186—Authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman and co-authored by Senator Scott Wiener— creates a 3-year pilot program allowing San Francisco to implement supervised drug consumption programs, otherwise known as safe injection sites
September 4, 2018

San Francisco—Today supporters of Assembly Bill 186- to permit San Francisco to create a 3-year pilot program to implement supervised drug consumption sites, otherwise known as safe injection sites- gathered to call on Governor Brown to approve the bill.

Senate Bill 822 restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California
August 31, 2018

Sacramento– Today, Senate Bill 822, which enacts the strongest net neutrality protections in the country, passed the California Legislature with a vote of 27-12. SB 822 now goes to the Governor for his signature. The bill is authored by Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

SB 918 directs the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to help set specific measurable goals to prevent and end youth homelessness in California
August 31, 2018

Sacramento –  Today Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Blanca E. Rubio’s (D-Baldwin Park) bill to help the rising number of homeless youth in California, Senate Bill 918, passed the California Legislature. It passed with a vote of 39-0 and now heads to the Governor for his signature.

SB 918 directs the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to set specific measurable goals and map progress toward ending youth homelessness. The council is also required to

SB 966 requires the State Water Board to create water reuse standards in California, which will allow cities to implement local water reuse programs while still maintaining public health protections
August 30, 2018

Sacramento –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 966, to expand water recycling in California by developing statewide on-site water reuse regulations so local governments can increase water reuse across California, passed out of the Legislature. It passed with a 39-0 vote, and now goes to the Governor for his signature.

SB 1045 —authored by Senators Scott Wiener and Henry Stern— allows San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties to create new conservatorship programs focused on providing supportive housing and wraparound social services for those who can’t care fo
August 30, 2018

Sacramento – The California Legislature passed a bill by Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) to expand and strengthen California conservatorship laws.  Senate Bill 1045 establishes a five year pilot program that authorizes San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties to create a new conservatorship focused on providing critical services and housing to the most vulnerable Californians who suffer from mental health and substance abuse issues, and who cannot care for themselves.

Pilot version of the LOCAL Act - which creates pure local control on whether to extend hours - is limited to nine California cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, West Hollywood, Long Beach, Coachella, Cathedral City and Palm Springs
August 30, 2018

Sacramento – Today the Legislature passed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 905 to allow – but not require – cities to extend sales of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants (but not liquor stores) to as late as 4 a.m.  SB 905 passed the Senate with a 28-8 vote and will now go the Governor’s for his approval. The Governor has until September 30th to sign the bill.

Senate Bill 822—which restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California—passed out of the Assembly today and will head to the Senate for its final vote in the Legislature
August 30, 2018

Sacramento–  Today, Senate Bill 822, which enacts the strongest net neutrality protections in the country, passed out of the Assembly with a 61-18 vote. SB 822 now heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote, and if passed will go to the Governor for his signature. SB 822 is authored by Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles).

SB 221 – authored by Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Ting – would ban all gun and ammunition sales at the state-owned Cow Palace, which holds five gun shows a year
August 30, 2018

Sacramento –  Today the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 221, which would ban all gun and ammunition sales at the Cow Palace, a state-owned venue located in Daly City. The Cow Palace hosts gun shows five times a year. The gun shows have drawn opposition from the community and local governments for years, including student protests at recent shows. SB 221 passed by a 26-13 vote and now goes to the Governor for his signature.