Press Releases

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 5, 2018

In coming weeks, the Legislature will have the opportunity to pass a measure that would change the lives of thousands of Californians at risk of serious mental illness, increase access to quality mental health treatment, and ultimately turn the tide in our homelessness crisis.

July 5, 2018

Sacramento Today, California legislators announced a deal to move forward a proposal to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections that were repealed under Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission in early June. Senate Bill 822, introduced by Senator Wiener (D-San Francisco) earlier this year, was amended two weeks ago in the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee.

July 3, 2018

Sacramento – Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to make California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for CalFresh recipients was signed into law last week by Governor Brown as part of this year’s budget. Senate Bill 900 established the CalFresh Fruit and Vegetables EBT Pilot Project which will help low-income Californians purchase healthier food by allowing CalFresh recipients to earn extra CalFresh funds by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables grown in California.