Press Releases

April 20, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation, Senate Bill 314 and Senate Bill 793, passed the Senate Governmental Organization Committee with bipartisan unanimous votes of 15-0.

April 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO – SB 234 — the SUPPORT Act, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) — passed the Senate Committee on Housing unanimously with bipartisan support. SB 234 creates a $100 million forgivable loan program to fund new housing, or acquire existing housing, for transition age youth between ages 16 and 26. The housing will serve young people who are homeless, in or exiting foster care, or exiting the criminal justice system. SB 234 is co-sponsored by the Alliance for Children’s Rights, California Coalition for Youth, Children Now, and GRACE/End Child Poverty in California.

April 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 260, the Climate Corporate Accountability Act (CCAA), passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee by a vote of 4-2. SB 260 would be the first law in the country to require U.S.-based companies — those doing business in California and generating over $1 billion in gross annual revenue — to disclose all of their greenhouse gas emissions to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

April 14, 2021

Sacramento - Senate Bill 73, legislation authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) that ends mandatory prison and jail sentences for nonviolent drug offenses, passed the full Senate by a vote of 25-10. It now heads to the Assembly. 

April 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation, Senate Bill 519, which decriminalizes the possession and personal use of certain psychedelic drugs, passed the Senate Health Committee by a vote of 6-1.

April 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 357, the Safer Streets for All Act, passed the Senate Public Safety Committee last night by a vote of 4-1. SB 357 repeals provisions of California law that criminalize loitering for the intent to engage in sex work. These provisions — arrests for which are based on an officer’s subjective perception of whether a person is “acting like” they intend to engage in sex work — result in the disproportionate criminalization of trans, Black and Brown women, and perpetuates violence toward sex workers.

April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement regarding SB 467. The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee voted 4-3 against SB 467 (with the bill needing 5 votes to pass), which would ban fracking and other destructive oil extraction methods, as well as require 2,500 buffer zones for oil drilling near homes, schools, and playgrounds.

April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation Senate Bill 339, the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot, passed the Senate Transportation Committee by a vote of 10-4. This pilot program, which allows California to study a road user charge based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) instead of relying on gas taxes, is a critical strategy as the state transitions away from fossil fuels. Gas taxes fund California’s roads, highway system, and public transportation systems.

April 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s housing legislation, Senate Bill 478, passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a vote of 4-1