Representing the 25th District
Volunteers, Advocates From Alameda And Santa Clara Counties Will Be Recognized
Fremont – A Santa Clara University associate professor promoting STEM education, a Milpitas high tech company celebrating its 25th anniversary and a tireless Newark volunteer are some of the awardees who will be honored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) during his annual State of the District Address and Awards Ceremony next week.
The event will take place from 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Tesla Motors in Fremont, 45500 Fremont Blvd. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.. Tickets to the ceremony are free, but limited. The public is encouraged to call Wieckowski’s district office at 510-440-9030 to reserve a ticket. In cooperation with Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE), attendees can bring a new, unwrapped toy for a needy child.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has received a Distinguished Service Award from the California Long-Term Care Ombudsman Association and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in recognition of his “exceptional leadership and advocacy for care facility residents.”
Wieckowski authored AB 937, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, to protect seniors from isolation imposed by conservators who were overstepping their limits and, without court approval, were denying seniors from having visitors. The bill clarifies that conservatees have the right to receive personal mail, visitors and telephone calls unless a court has ordered otherwise.
Governor Signs Wieckowski Bill Giving Patients Direct Access to Physical Therapy
Consumers will win from historic compromise reached in AB 1000.
Sacramento - California Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that eliminates a long-standing requirement that patients must first get approval from a physician before seeing a physical therapist for treatment.
Assemblymember Wieckowski's Response to Governor Brown's Veto of AB 1401
Fremont – Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown's veto of AB 1401, an Assembly Judiciary Committee bill to update our jury duty laws to eliminate the automatic disqualification of lawful permanent immigrants.
"I am disappointed in the Governor's veto of AB 1401. Lawful permanent immigrants are part of the fabric of our communities, and they benefit from the protections of our laws, so it is fair and just that they be asked to share in the obligation to do jury duty, just as they serve in our courts, schools, police departments and armed forces. I don’t see anything wrong with imposing this civic obligation on immigrants who can spend the rest of their lives in the United States."
Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill 58 by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) eliminating a sunset provision that would have ended critical emergency medical research on January 1, 2014. The bill was approved by the Legislature with bipartisan support.
Under existing federal law, patients may not be enrolled in clinical trials without giving their informed consent. There is a narrow exception to the informed consent requirements when a patient is confronted by a life-threatening situation necessitating the use of experimental treatment. In 1997, California enacted a law to conform to federal regulations. The California law has been extended periodically since then.
San Jose – Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, Jim Canova of the Santa Clara Unified School District and San Jose Councilmember Kansen Chu briefed the north San Jose community today on the district and city’s bid to purchase the Agnews East Developmental Center property on Zanker Road and transform it into a new school and park. The three leaders also kicked off a petition drive in support of the joint bid proposal by being the first to sign petitions during a press conference at the center. They were quickly joined by other board members and community members who added their signatures to the petitions. The community has been calling for a new school on the property for several years.
“The bid proposal will be responsible and fair,” Wieckowski said. “Not only would the state be well compensated, but it would also be working congruently with the wishes of the local officials and for the betterment of its number one priority – education.”
Governor has already signed four bills by the Assemblymember and two more by the Judiciary Committee Wieckowski chairs
Fremont – When the first year of the state Legislature’s 2013-2014 session ended on Sept. 13, Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) had already received Governor Brown’s signature on four of his bills aiding subcontractors, protecting the rights of conservatees, assisting firefighters and clearing the way for voter action on infrastructure investments. Two Assembly Judiciary Committee bills and three resolutions were also approved.
Now, Wieckowski is hoping for the Governor’s approval on his remaining bill package to allow patients direct access to physical therapists, and expand medical research and biotechnology in California.
Milpitas – Four local community leaders from Alameda and Santa Clara counties active in education, business, civil rights and government, and a non-profit historical society are the honorees being recognized by state Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) during his 3rd Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Leadership Awards ceremony at 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 in the Milpitas City Hall Council Chambers, 455 East Calaveras Blvd..
“Each of these individuals illustrates in their own way the broad contributions made by the Asian Pacific Islander community in the region,” Wieckowski said. “Year after year, their level of civic engagement is nonstop. I am honored to take a moment to recognize their activism and service.”
AB 1000 would eliminate long-standing delay for consumers
Sacramento – A bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that would eliminate a long-standing delay for patients seeking physical therapy was approved 32-0 today by the state Senate. AB 1000 now heads back to the Assembly for a final vote before going to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration.
“This is a great victory for health care consumers in California,” Wieckowski said. “Patients will no longer need a diagnosis from a physician before beginning treatment from a physical therapist. We are on the verge of joining 46 states and the District of Columbia in allowing patients to self-refer to physical therapists. This bill helps streamline health care delivery in California and will help patients get the access they need rather than losing valuable time with unnecessary and costly delays.”
AB 714 now heads to the Governor
Sacramento – The state Senate today unanimously approved a bill by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to fund the Roman Reed Spinal Cord Injury Research Program administered at the University of California, Irvine. The bill, AB 714, passed 39-0 and now goes to Governor Brown. The Governor has until Oct. 13 to take action on the bill.
“This bill has enjoyed strong bipartisan support in the Legislature because it promotes state of the art research into spinal cord injuries and helps leverage additional funding from the National Institutes of Health and foundations,” Wieckowski said.
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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