Press Releases

August 3, 2022

Sacramento - Senate Bill 57, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), passed the Senate on a concurrence vote of X-Y – clearing its final legislative hurdle. It now heads to the Governor.

 

July 27, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement calling on San Francisco and California to declare a State of Emergency due to the growing Monkeypox outbreak:

“Monkeypox is a public health crisis, and we need to treat it as such. In San Francisco alone, we have 222 cases – one of the highest rates in the United States. Given that spread and that Monkeypox is now being detected in our sewage, we know that cases are high and will continue to grow. Monkeypox is painful and isolating, and no one should have to experience it.

June 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 1186, which restores voter-created access to medicinal cannabis across the state by requiring cities to allow patients access to purchase legal medicinal cannabis by delivery, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 9-2. It now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

June 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation to improve patient access to prescription medication, Senate Bill 853, passed the Assembly Health Committee in a bipartisan, unanimous vote. It will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

June 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation to improve health plan accountability, Senate Bill 858, passed the Assembly Health Committee by a vote of 11-2. SB 858 will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. 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.

June 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation to support entertainment venues, Senate Bill 793, passed the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization with a vote of 16-0.This legislation will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

June 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 1144, the Safe and Efficient Water Act, passed the Assembly Education Committee by a vote of 5-0. It will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. SB 1144 requires public and charter schools and state agencies to complete a water quality and efficiency assessment on their facilities. This bill ensures our public schools and state agencies have safe, drinkable water. Far too many school children and other California residents currently lack access to clean water.

June 30, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced that he has obtained $19.8 million in state budget funds for local San Francisco needs. Senator Wiener championed these projects and investments for the community to improve city resources for low-income communities and communities of color. These funds will also support artists, science education, and local museums.

Senator Wiener obtained the following funding:

June 30, 2022

Sacramento - Senate Bill 57, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), passed the Assembly by a vote of 42-28. It will now return to the Senate for a concurrence vote — the bill previously passed the Senate but was amended in the Assembly — and then will go to the Governor’s desk to be signed.