Press Releases

May 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 1186, which restores voter-created access to medicinal cannabis across the state by requiring cities to provide patients access to purchase medicinal cannabis by delivery, passed the Senate with a unanimous bipartisan vote. It now heads to the Assembly for policy hearings.

May 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 834, the No Tax Exemption for Insurrection Act, passed the Senate by a vote of 28-0. It will now head to the Assembly for policy committee hearings.

May 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 1228, the Genetic Privacy for Sexual Assault Victims Act, passed the Senate with a unanimous, bipartisan vote. It will now head to the Assembly for policy committee hearings. SB 1228 is sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, the Prosecutors Alliance of California, and Black Women Revolt, an anti-domestic violence advocacy and resource group for Black women. 

May 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 923, the TGI Inclusive Care Act passed the Senate by a vote of 28-6. It now heads to the Assembly for policy committee hearings.

This first-in-the-nation legislation will help create a more inclusive and culturally competent healthcare system for TGI (transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex) people in California by requiring:

-That physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) include evidence-based cultural competent studies to help physicians provide inclusive care for TGI people

May 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO -  10 of Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bills will be taken up for a full Senate vote after passing the Senate Appropriation Committee.The deadline for the Senate to approve these bills is May 31.

The bills heading to Senate floor from Appropriations are:

SB 834 (No Tax Exemption for Insurrection) - Ends tax-exempt status for nonprofits that engage in or support insurrection or overthrowing elections

May 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 866, the Teens Choose Vaccines Act, passed the Senate by a vote of 21-7. It will now head to the Assembly for policy committee hearings.

May 5, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation, Senate Bill 1336, which establishes a carryforward tax credit for commercial cannabis retailers, has passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a bipartisan vote of 4-0. It now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

May 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), LGBTQ Victory Institute, Equality California and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California today announced the national, LGBTQ-led rollout of trans refuge state legislation in 19 states. In response to recent executive and legislative action in states like Alabama and Texas, these trans refuge laws will shield trans kids and their families from penalties when seeking gender-affirming care.

May 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 836 passed the Senate by a vote of 28-0. It will head to the Assembly for policy committee hearings. This legislation will extend the safeguards from SB 785 (Wiener, 2018), which protected a person’s immigration status in a public court record, unless the presiding judge determined that immigration status was relevant information. This legislation had a sunset date of January 1, 2022, so it has now expired.