Representing the 25th District
AB 2643 would create a civil remedy for victims and allow for pseudonymous complaints
Sacramento – A bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) would establish a clear civil remedy for victims whose intimate images are distributed without their consent. The bill also allows the victim the option to file a case pseudonymously.
AB 2643 creates a private right of action against a person who intentionally distributes a photograph, videotape or image of another that exposes the intimate body parts of that person without his or her consent.
Major reforms are designed to make sure seniors are treated with dignity and their civil liberties are fully honored.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) introduced comprehensive legislation today, AB 2171, to strengthen the rights of residential care facility residents and to give them more choices concerning the treatment and care they receive.
“Too many seniors are spending their remaining years living in deplorable conditions, being mistreated and feeling like their voices are not being heard,” Wieckowski said. “This bill will make sure more seniors are treated with the dignity they all deserve.”
AB 802 would make it easier to research outcomes of arbitration cases to better understand how consumers, companies are treated
Sacramento – A bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to require arbitration companies to publish information on consumer arbitration cases in easily sortable formats was approved by a 54-21 vote in the California State Assembly this morning. The bill now heads to the state Senate.
“AB 802 is a good step forward because it will help us more easily gather information on arbitration cases and how they are being determined in California,” said Wieckowski, chairman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee. “The bill addresses a key concern of researchers who told the committee last year that the often incomplete information provided by arbitration companies was very difficult to find and analyze because it did not allow data to be sorted by fields and was published in text file rather that spreadsheet formats.
Assemblymember Wieckowski's Response to the State of the State
Sacramento – With enormous progress made in state government in just the past three years, Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) agrees with Governor Jerry Brown that California is on a comeback.
"California is moving forward and we are not turning back," Wieckowski said. "We’ve had three years of on-time, balanced budgets with a fourth on the way, and we are adding jobs, investing in our schools and universities, and building a rainy day fund."
Sacramento - TechAmerica, a leading U.S. technology trade association, named Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) its California Legislator of the Year today for his “continued championing of California as the world’s innovation center.”
“Our state is bouncing back after suffering through the Great Recession and our technology sector is driving our recovery,” Wieckowski said. “By growing more jobs here in California and making the most of our state’s competitive advantages, we can strengthen our economy and put more people back to work.”
Fremont – Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) released the following statement on the passing today of His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community.
“My prayers and condolences go out to the Dawoodi Bohra community here in Fremont and around the world on the passing of His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin. His Holiness was honored by governments across the globe for his work promoting educational and social development.
“His Holiness’ guidance and leadership helped expand the Dawoodi Bohras’ faith and led to the building of new mosques, including one here in Fremont, and contributions to hundreds of educational institutions. Dr. Syneda Mohammed Burhanuddin was a principled, visionary leader who led the Dawoodi Bohra community for almost half a century. My thoughts are with the Dawoodi Bohra community.”
Sacramento – California's courts need additional funding if they are to adequately meet the demand for access to justice, Assembly Judiciary Chairman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) said today during a press conference on the steps of the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, across from the state Capitol. Wieckowski joined Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, legislative colleagues, judges and small business owners in calling for restoration of funding after years of budget cuts.
"Californians rely on a fully functioning court system to protect their constitutional rights, secure protective orders, resolve child custody issues, and settle business disputes," Wieckowski said. "I share the concerns of the Chief Justice regarding the importance of access to justice and the need to provide fair and adequate funding for the judicial branch."
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) released the following statement on Governor Brown’s proposed state budget.
“This year’s budget proposal shows not only the amazing turnaround the state has achieved in the past three years, but also the major challenge ahead for California: how do we bring down our wall of debt while making the key investments that will best benefit the state in the long term?
SACRAMENTO - Saying that Californians are concerned and seeking information about potential health risks caused by contaminated water coming to the state from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is urging the state’s Department of Public Health to post updated information on the issue to its homepage.
“With newspaper reports, on-line videos and a number of stories about the possible radiation dangers to our beaches, residents are concerned and seeking information from a source they can trust,” Wieckowski said. “I think a lot of people’s questions can be answered if the department would conduct a study or post the results of other studies and monitoring that are already completed to its homepage. The difficulty of finding accurate, current information about the science and the level of risk involved has exacerbated confusion and worry among some in the public.”
Balancing Privacy and Opportunity in the Internet Age
Please join us for an informational hearing of the Assembly Judiciary Committee; the Assembly Business, Professions & Consumer Protection Committee; and the Assembly Select Committee on Privacy.
- Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee
- Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, Chair, Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee
- Assemblymember Ed Chau, Chair, Assembly Select Committee on Privacy
December 12, 2013
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Santa Clara University
Louis B. Mayer Theatre
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Monday, January 23 2012
Hundreds Gather at Capitol to Protest Citizens United Ruling, Support State Resolution
Sacramento - Hundreds of critics of the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling, rallied at the state Capitol Saturday afternoon to support an Assembly Joint Resolution urging a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision. The resolution, AJR 22, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa) seeks to overturn the controversial ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money from their treasuries to influence elections. The ruling came…Continue reading...
Thursday, June 02 2011
Assembly Approves Wieckowski Bill For Mediation Before Municipal Bankruptcy Filings
SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to require local government agencies to engage in mediation overseen by a neutral third-party evaluator before filing for municipal bankruptcy passed the state Assembly this morning on a 43-0 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate. AB 506 will help public entities avoid a protracted, expensive bankruptcy process. It establishes a “good faith” negotiation process that has the potential to provide a less costly and…Continue reading...
Wednesday, May 18 2011
Wieckowski Bill To Boost Manufacturing In California Passes Key Assembly Committee
SACRAMENTO - The Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee approved a bill late Monday by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that could help spark manufacturing jobs in California by placing a measure on the ballot to exempt manufacturing equipment from the state share of the sales and use tax.Currently, California is one of only three states that impose a sales tax on manufacturing equipment. AB 218, the Job Retention and Economic Recovery Act, would improve the state's…Continue reading...
Tuesday, May 10 2011
L.A. Times Supports Wieckowski's Bill Targeting the Release of Dangerous Chemicals in "Fracking" Process
Contact: Jeff Barbosa (916) 319-2020 Editorial Cites AB 591 as "Too important to be overlooked" Fremont, CA — Assemblymember Wieckowski announced today that the LA Times has written in support of AB 591, Wieckowski's landmark legislation that would enable public disclosure of dangerous chemicals being released into the environment in the hydraulic fracturing process. "AB 591 is a forward-looking bill to ensure that Californians are fully aware of the chemicals being used in the drilling…Continue reading...
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