Press Releases

September 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 1106, the Fresh Start Act. It will become law on January 1, 2023.

September 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 923, the TGI Inclusive Care Act. This first-in-the-nation law will help create a more inclusive and culturally competent healthcare system for TGI (transgender, gender diverse, and intersex) people in California by requiring:

-That physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) include evidence-based culturally competent curriculum to help physicians provide inclusive care for TGI people

September 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation to provide refuge for trans kids and their families, Senate Bill 107. It will take effect on January 1, 2023. SB 107 will protect trans kids and their families if they flee to California from Alabama, Texas, Idaho or any other state criminalizing the parents of trans kids for allowing them to receive gender-affirming care.

September 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 879, also known as the PET (Prohibiting Extraneous Testing) Act.

August 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement:

“We have made the difficult decision not to call up SB 866 for a vote on the Assembly floor. While the votes are very close, we are several votes short of 41, and we don’t see a viable path for those final few votes.

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Legislature and Governor have agreed on an emergency budget appropriation of $41 million for public health response to the monkeypox outbreak.

In July, Senator Wiener — who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Monkeypox — organized and spearheaded a letter to the Governor and legislative leadership requesting this emergency budget allocation.

August 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after SB 930, their legislation that would’ve allowed San Francisco, Palm Springs and West Hollywood to extend sales of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants to as late as 4am on weekends and 3 am during the week, died in the Assembly:

August 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation to improve health plan accountability, Senate Bill 858, passed the Assembly by a vote of 51-18. It will now go to the Senate for final sign-off before heading to the Governor’s desk. SB 858, the Health Plan Accountability Act, updates and increases the penalty amount for health plans that violate state law in denying or delaying timely access to care.

August 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 834, the No Tax Exemption for Insurrection Act, passed the Assembly by a vote of 59-2. It will now head to the Senate for final sign-off before it goes to Governor Newsom’s desk.