Press Releases

Senate Concurrent Resolution 110 calls on the medical community to delay medically unnecessary surgeries until the individual reaches age of informed consent
August 28, 2018

Sacramento — Today the California Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 110, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D- Richmond), calling on those in the medical community to recognize the human rights of individuals born with variations in their sex characteristics, sometimes referred to as intersex traits.

Bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan and Senator Scott Wiener designates the Lunar New Year as a day of special significance in California
August 26, 2018

Sacramento – On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 892 by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), which officially recognizes Lunar New Year in the State of California. SB 892 was co-authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco).

Senate Bill 822—which restores Obama-era net neutrality protections in California—passed out of the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee and heads to the Assembly floor for a vote next week
August 22, 2018

Sacramento–  Today, Senate Bills 822 and 460, which enact the strongest net neutrality protections in the country, passed out of the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee. SB 822 now heads to the Assembly floor, and SB 460 heads to the Assembly Privacy Committee. SB 822 - which sets the net neutrality standards - is authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), and SB 460 is authored by Senator Kevin de Leon (D- Los Angeles).

Assembly Bill 186—Authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman and co-authored by Senator Scott Wiener— creates a 3-year pilot program allowing San Francisco to implement supervised drug consumption programs, otherwise known as safe injection sites
August 21, 2018

Sacramento—Today the California State Senate passed Assembly Bill 186, which allows San Francisco, pursuant to a 3-year pilot program, to implement safe injection sites. AB 186 is authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D- Stockton) and co-authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco).

Senate Joint Resolution 12—authored by Senator Scott Wiener—calls on the Federal Government to fully fund the Fulbright program with the $252 million that was previously committed.
August 20, 2018

Sacramento –  Today the California Legislature passed a resolution authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) calling for the Federal Government to fully fund the Fulbright program with the $252 million that was previously committed.

SB 822 and SB 460 received 2/3 procedural approval from Assembly to head to the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee
August 16, 2018

Sacramento –  Today, Senate Bill 822 by Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) and Senate Bill 460 by Senator Kevin de Leon (D- Los Angeles), which will enact the strongest net neutrality protections in the country, received a required two-thirds procedural vote on the Assembly floor to allow the bills to be heard at the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee. 

12 bills were approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee today and will be taken up within the next two weeks by the Assembly
August 16, 2018

Sacramento –  Today the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed 12 of Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bills, including bills to reform California’s housing allocation process, strengthen conservatorship laws to help people suffering on our streets, allow cities to choose to extend nightlife hours, and provide more support for homeless youth.

Jennifer Thompson is the best-selling author of a memoir detailing her story incorrectly identifying her rapist which sent an innocent man to prison for 11 years. Her experience has led her to advocate for SB 923 and strengthening eyewitness standards
August 13, 2018

Sacramento –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) and Assemblymember Mark Levine (D- Marin County) teamed up with best-selling author and activist Jennifer Thompson to host an informational hearing in support of SB 923. SB 923 sets statewide eyewitness identification standards to help prevent misidentifications that lead to innocent people being convicted and actual perpetrators remaining free. It is sponsored by the California Innocence Coalition and the ACLU of California.

Bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan and Senator Scott Wiener designates the Lunar New Year as a day of special significance in California
August 9, 2018

Sacramento Today, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 892 by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to officially recognize Lunar New Year in the State of California. SB 892 is co-authored by Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco.) The bill now goes to the Governor for final approval.

Senators Scott Wiener and Kevin de Leon officially introduce amended versions of SB 822 and SB 460 to comprehensively protect net neutrality in California
August 8, 2018

Sacramento – Today Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) moved forward their legislative effort to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections that were eliminated by Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission. Yesterday, SB 822 (Wiener) and SB 460 (De Leon) were amended to restore key protections that had been removed from the bills, as well as to join SB 822 and SB 460 into one legislative package.