Press Releases

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.

June 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO –  Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Matt Haney’s (D-San Francisco) legislation to allow – but not require – seven pilot cities to extend sales of alcohol at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants (but not liquor stores) to as late as 4am passed the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization by a vote of 12-3. It will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

June 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 260, the Climate Corporate Accountability Act (CCAA), passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 6-3. It will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. SB 260 would be the first law in the country to require U.S.-based companies — those doing business in California and generating over $1 billion in gross annual revenue — to disclose all of their greenhouse gas emissions to the California Secretary of State’s office.

June 22, 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 Business and Professions Committee by a vote of 13-2. It now heads to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

June 22, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the shooting that took place today in the Castro: