Press Releases

May 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Appropriations Committee passed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) major housing bills SB 4 and SB 423 to the Senate floor, for a vote in the next few weeks.

 

May 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO -  13 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 June 2.

May 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom released his May Revise budget proposal, which maintains cuts to public transportation capital funding announced in a previous proposal and which continues not to address the upcoming and devastating fiscal cliff for transit operations. The Governor acknowledges the need to address the fiscal cliff, which would lead to widespread major service cuts in public transportation service across the state.

April 25, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Human Services Committee passed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill SB 85, which expands case management for refugees and asylees in line with programs in other states. SB 85 passed 5-0 and heads next to the Appropriations Committee. 

April 25, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Governmental Organization Committee passed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill SB 76, The Entertainment Zones Act. The bill authorizes cities to create “Entertainment Zones” in public spaces and aids the recovery of brick-and-mortar restaurants and bars by removing barriers to their participation in outdoor events like street fairs and festivals. SB 76 passed 14-0, with bipartisan support, and now heads to the Appropriations Committee

April 24, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Energy Committee passed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill SB 83, which resolves delays on grid interconnections for new and existing construction and other critical priorities. SB 83 passed 17-0 and heads next to the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

April 21, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Governor Newsom announced a new joint effort among the California National Guard (CalGuard), California Highway Patrol (CHP), San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), and San Francisco District Attorney’s Office (SFDA) to ramp up the city’s effort to address the fentanyl crisis. In response, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), issued the following statement:

April 20, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Two major California unions, the California-Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers and the Southern California District Council of Laborers, released letters this week endorsing SB 423, Sen. Wiener’s legislation to extend SB 35 (2017), one of the state’s most successful tools for accelerating development of affordable housing. Together, the two unions represent hundreds of thousands of skilled construction workers. 

April 19, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill SB 253, which requires greenhouse gas emission disclosures from corporations that do business in California and take in over $1 billion in gross annual revenue. SB 253 passed 8-1 and heads next to the Appropriations Committee.