Press Releases

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.

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.