Press Releases

December 1, 2018

San Francisco-- Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement on World AIDS Day:

Oversight in Prop 64 has led to taxes that are crippling programs that provide free medical cannabis to financially disadvantaged people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, and other life-threatening conditions
November 29, 2018

San Francisco –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced his intent to re-introduce a bill to exempt compassionate care programs from paying state commercial cannabis taxes when they are providing free medical cannabis to financially disadvantaged people living with serious health conditions. This bill is modeled off of Senator Wiener’s SB 829, which was vetoed by Governor Brown in September.

November 27, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on the 40th anniversary of the murders of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone:

Senator Wiener is partnering with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón to close loophole in the Penal Code that allows some auto burglars to escape consequences
November 26, 2018

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced that when the Legislature convenes on December 3, he will introduce a bill, sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, to close a loophole that hampers prosecutions for automobile break-ins. The bill is modeled on Senator Wiener’s SB 916, which he introduced in 2018, but which did not pass.

November 20, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement on International Transgender Day of Remembrance:

 “Our transgender brothers and sisters face alarming rates of violence. The murder rate of trans women of color is off the charts, and trans kids are taking their own lives. As our President tries to erase trans people, let’s remember those who have perished and recommit to ending anti-trans violence and stigma.”

November 1, 2018

San Francisco—  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement after opponents of the Vallco housing project in Cupertino submitted signatures to qualify a referendum to repeal local approval of the project, and filed a second lawsuit this morning to delay the demolition of the defunct Vallco Mall:

SB 1045—authored by Senator Wiener-- allows San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego Counties to create new conservatorship programs focused on providing supportive housing and wraparound social services for those who cannot care for themselves
October 30, 2018

San Francisco— Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement following San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s announcement to move forward legislation to implement SB 1045:  

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: