Press Releases

August 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation, Senate Bill 379, the Solar Access Act, has passed the Assembly by a vote of 50-7. It will now be sent back to the Senate for a concurrence vote before heading to the Governor’s desk for a final signature. SB 379 implements instant, online solar permitting in cities and counties.

August 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 879, also known as the PET (Prohibiting Extraneous Testing) Act, passed the Assembly in a 59-0 vote. It will now head to the Senate for final sign off before going to the Governor’s desk.

August 12, 2022

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

August 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 922 passed the  Assembly by a vote of 68-1. It now heads to the Senate for final sign off before going to Governor Newsom’s desk. SB 922 extends and improves upon Senator Wiener’s previous legislation (SB 288, 2020) to expedite bike, pedestrian, light rail, and rapid bus projects by exempting these environmentally sustainable projects from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). SB 922 will accelerate approval of sustainable, climate-friendly transportation projects.

August 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 1106, the Fresh Start Act, passed the Assembly by a vote of 41-18. It will now head to the Senate for final sign-off.

August 8, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health and Addiction, will convene an oversight hearing on timely mental healthcare access and SB 221 implementation, as well as the impending Kaiser healthcare worker strike based on lack of compliance with SB 221. SB 221, which requires health plans to provide timely follow-up mental health care for patients, went into effect July 1, 2022. 

Who:

Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco)

August 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Monkeypox, announced today the agenda for the oversight hearing.

The hearing will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9 at 1:30 pm in room 2100 at 1021 O Street in Sacramento (the Swing Space). Press are allowed to attend in person, but space is limited. The hearing will also stream here. To provide comment during the hearing, members of the public can call in at 877-226-8163, access code 7362833. Public comment will occur after all panelists testify. 

August 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced today that he has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to chair the newly-formed Senate Select Committee on Monkeypox. Also appointed as members of the committee are Senators Susan Eggman (D-Stockton), John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), and Richard Pan (D-Sacramento).

August 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation to provide refuge for trans kids and their families, Senate Bill 107, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee by a vote of 12-4. It will now head to the Assembly floor. 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.