Press Releases

December 1, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on World AIDS Day:

“The HIV pandemic is not even close to over, as millions around the world continue to become infected — all too often lacking access to life-saving medication — and as so many continue to die. On this World AIDS Day, we must recommit to ensuring that people around the world have access to life-saving drugs to prevent infection and to help those who are infected live healthy lives.

October 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation, SB 221, which requires health plans and insurers to provide patients with timely follow-up care for mental health issues and substance use disorders. It will go into effect on July 1, 2022.

October 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Bar and Restaurant Recovery Act, Senate Bill 314. It goes into effect immediately.

October 8, 2021

Sacramento – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation, Senate Bill 110.

The Recovery Incentives Act, SB 110, would have legalized the effective substance use disorder treatment known as “contingency management” — financial incentives to get and stay sober — and authorized Medi-Cal to cover it. 

October 7, 2021

Sacramento - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 73, legislation authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to end mandatory minimum prison and jail sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It will become law on January 1, 2021. 

October 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s honesty in zoning legislation, Senate Bill 478, into law. SB 478 will officially become law on January 1, 2022.

September 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 10. SB 10 creates a streamlined process for cities to zone for missing middle multi-unit housing in a streamlined manner, without having to go through often-years-long environmental reviews.

Senator Wiener issued the following statement:

September 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 357, the Safer Streets for All Act, passed the Assembly by a vote of 41-26. It now heads to the Senate for a concurrence vote, and then to the Governor’s desk to be signed.

September 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation, SB 221, which requires health plans and insurers to provide patients with timely follow-up care for mental health issues and substance use disorders, passed the Assembly by a bipartisan vote of 76-0 and the Senate on a bipartisan concurrence vote of 35-1. It now heads to the Governor’s desk for final approval.