Press Releases

October 27, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement upon the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh:  

October 26, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement regarding the agreement to temporarily delay implementation of California’s net neutrality law, which Senator Wiener authored as Senate Bill 822:

October 21, 2018

San Francisco— Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s consideration of a federal rule change to limit the definition of “gender” to birth-assigned gender:

SB 35—authored by Senator Wiener— creates a streamlined approval process for housing when cities are not meeting the housing creation goals required by the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).
October 11, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the first day of demolition at Cupertino’s Vallco Mall, which is the future site of at least 2,400 housing units, 50 percent of which will be affordable to low-income and very low-income people.  This project is set to invoke SB 35—a bill authored by Senator Wiener in 2017—that creates a streamlined approval process for housing in cities that are not meeting their state-mandated housing goals:

October 2, 2018
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