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STATE Senate

(DISTRICT 10)
B

BOB WIECKOWSKI (D)

2018 COURAGE SCORE: 0
LIFETIME SCORE: 0

Contact him About his 2018 Score

    When it comes to standing up for your constituents over corporate lobbyists and interest groups that exploit Californians, you’re above average -- but I’d love to see you raise that Courage Score from a B to an A. Keep up the good work -- you’re so close to the top!

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    VOTING RECORD

    2018
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015
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    • YES

      SB460

      Reinstates net neutrality in California

      1.29.18

      Floor: 21-12-7

       

      Authors: De León, Wiener
      Co-authors: Santiago, Bonta

       

      After the Trump administration moved to slash net neutrality’s protections for consumers, California legislators attempted to protect net neutrality with state legislation. SB 460 would reinstate net neutrality in CA and prohibit broadband providers from charging website access fees.

    • YES

      SB844

      Funds the Water Resources Control Board to ensure public access to clean water

      5.3.18

      Floor: 24-11-4

       

      Author: Monning
      Co-author: Vidak

       

      Under current law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act requires the California Water Resources Control Board to ensure people across the state have access to safe, clean drinking water. The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Package (SB 844 and SB 845) would establish a fund in the state treasury to ensure that the Water Resources Control Board has the money to continue to operate and safeguard public health.

    • YES

      SB845

      Funds the Water Resources Control Board to ensure public access to clean water

      5.3.18

      Floor: 24-11-4

       

      Author: Monning
      Co-author: Vidak

       

      Under current law, the California Safe Drinking Water Act requires the California Water Resources Control Board to ensure people across the state have access to safe, clean drinking water. The Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Package (SB 844 and SB 845) would establish a fund in the state treasury to ensure that the Water Resources Control Board has the money to continue to operate and safeguard public health.

    • YES

      SB818

      Protects homeowners from avoidable foreclosures

      5.10.18

      Floor: 24-12-3

       

      Author: Beall
      Co-authors: Chiu, Atkins, Bonta, Cunningham, Galgiani, Hill, Kalra, Levya, Low, Mitchell, Mullin, Rodriguez, Wieckowski, Wiener

       

      The California Homeowner Bill of Rights has prevented avoidable foreclosures since 2012, but certain elements of the bill recently expired, putting homeowners at risk. SB 818 would restore important protections for homeowners facing foreclosure, including protections that have not only helped homeowners stay in their homes, but also included tools for the Department of Business Oversight to regulate and prevent predatory behavior from mortgage lenders.

    • YES

      SB1393

      Restores the court’s ability to decrease sentence enhancements for prior convictions

      5.14.18

      Floor: 23-14-2

       

      Authors: Mitchell, Lara
      Co-authors: Kalra, Beall, Bradford, Carrillo, Jones-Sawyer, Quirk, Skinner, Weber

       

      California’s severe sentence enhancements for prior convictions keeps inmates imprisoned for much longer than they should have to serve time. SB 1393 would restore the court’s discretion to slash the five-year sentence enhancements for prior serious felony convictions.

    • A

      SB1021

      Caps co-pays for prescription drug costs

      5.29.18

      Floor: 23-13-3

       

      Author: Wiener
      Coauthors: Atkins, Gabriel

       

      Prescription drug costs continue to skyrocket even as consumers face price increases for the cost of healthcare. Extending regulations enacted through AB339 in 2015, SB 1021 would continue to cap co-pays for prescription drug costs at $250 for a 30-day supply.

    • YES

      SB1100

      Raises the minimum age to purchase a long-gun to 21 years old

      5.29.18

      Floor: 24-10-5

       

      Author: Portantino
      Co-authors: Bonta, Gipson, Gonzalez, Wiener, Skinner

       

      Despite having some of the strongest gun safety legislation in the country, California still suffered from over 300 mass shootings in 2018. Existing law prohibits the sale or transfer of a handgun to anyone under 21 years old. SB 1100 raises the minimum age to purchase a long-gun to 21 years old, making both the law concerning handguns and long-guns consistent.

    • YES

      SB1392

      Repeals California’s one-year sentencing enhancements for prior jail terms

      5.29.18

      Floor: 17-14-8

       

      Authors: Mitchell, Lara
      Co-authors: Kalra, Beall, Bradford, Skinner, Carrillo, Jones-Sawyer, Quirk, Weber

       

      California has some of the most severe sentence enhancements for prior convictions in the entire country. SB 1392 would repeal California’s one-year sentencing enhancement for each prior prison or felony jail term.

    • A

      SB1038

      Ensures that individuals are accountable for workplace harassment

      5.30.18

      Floor: 21-13-5

       

      Author: Leyva

       

      Harassment continues to permeate the workplace, and many workers are at risk of retaliation — from verbal abuse to demotion to being fired — from employers and fellow employees. SB 1038 clarifies that individuals can be held personally liable for retaliating against an employee for exercising their legal rights against workplace harassment and other forms of discrimination, ensuring that individuals are held accountable for their actions.

    • YES

      SB1121

      Protects consumers’ medical data from cybersecurity breaches

      5.30.18

      Floor: 22-13-4

       

      Author: Dodd
      Co-authors: Chau, Hertzberg

       

      With increased concern for personal, private information, SB 1121 modernizes the Info Practices Act to align the original 1977 legislation with the Confidentiality of Medical Info Act by adding damages for failure to take reasonable security measures, thus discouraging privacy breaches and protecting consumers. By aligning the old legislation with current law, consumers’ medical records would be further protected from digital threats such as cybersecurity breaches.

    • YES

      SB1421

      Provides public access to records regarding police misconduct

      5.30.18

      Floor: 25-11-3

       

      Author: Skinner
      Co-authors: Lara, Bradford, Glazer, Hill, Jones-Sawyer, McCarty, Mitchell, Moorlach, M. Stone, Weber, Wieckowski

       

      Police departments across the state have traditionally acted with little accountability and transparency, especially in cases of sexual assault, planting evidence and lying, and racist uses of lethal force. SB 1421 provides the public access to records regarding police misconduct, deadly and serious uses of force, and sexual assault.

    • YES

      SB822

      Reinstates net neutrality in California

      5.30.18

      Floor: 23-12-4

       

      Authors: Wiener, de Leon
      Co-authors: Allen, Bloom, Bonta, Chiu, Dodd, Friedman, Hill, Kalra, McGuire, Monning, Mullin, Santiago, Skinner, Cervantes, Leyva, Limon, McCarty, Nazarian, M. Stone, Ting, Wood

       

      After the Trump administration moved to slash net neutrality’s protections for consumers, California legislators attempted to protect net neutrality with state legislation. SB 822 would reinstate net neutrality in CA and prohibit broadband providers from charging website access fees.

    • YES

      SB834

      Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state

      5.30.18

      Floor: 24-8-7

       

      Authors: Jackson, Lara
      Co-authors: McGuire, Muratsuchi, Allen, Bloom, Stern, Wiener

       

      The Trump administration has been actively attempting to increase offshore drilling efforts across the American coastline — including off California’s shores. SB 834 and AB 1775 would protect California’s coastline, environment, and economy by putting a stop to new offshore oil and gas drilling and production and making it nearly impossible to transport oil from offshore facilities.

    • YES

      SB974

      Extends Medi-Cal benefits to low-income adults regardless of immigration status

      5.30.18

      Floor: 21-12-6

       

      Author: Lara
      Co-authors: Beall, Bradford, De León, Galgiani, Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hueso, Leyva, Mitchell, Monning, Pan, Skinner, Wiener

       

      Currently, undocumented Californians are not eligible for Medi-Cal, leaving thousands of residents uninsured and without adequate health care. AB 2965 and SB 974 would extend eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to low-income adults ages 19-25 and 65 and over who are otherwise eligible, regardless of their immigration status.

    • YES

      SB1186

      Requires public debate prior to law enforcement’s acquisition of surveillance technology

      5.31.18

      Floor: 21-15-3

       

      Author: Hill

       

      The increased policing and surveillance of California communities has previously gone without public input and accountability. SB 1186 requires public debate and a vote by local elected leaders prior to law enforcement’s acquisition of new surveillance technology. The bill also requires written rules for existing surveillance technology in order to curtail the possibility of civil liberties and civil rights abuses by local law enforcement.

    • YES

      SB1300

      Strengthens employer obligations to prevent workplace harassment

      5.31.18

      Floor: 22-11-6

       

      Author: Jackson
      Co-author: Gonzalez

       

      Despite the progress made in recent years to combat cultures of harassment and abuse, workplace harassment remains a pervasive issue. SB 1300 amends existing state law to strengthen training requirements and other employer obligations to prevent workplace harassment, requires employers provide employees with information on how to file harassment complaints, and removes barriers to workers bringing claims and speaking out against harassment and abuse.

    • YES

      SB1392

      Repeals California’s one-year sentencing enhancements for prior jail terms

      5.31.18

      Floor: 18-16-5

       

      Authors: Mitchell, Lara
      Co-authors: Kalra, Beall, Bradford, Skinner, Carrillo, Jones-Sawyer, Quirk, Weber

       

      California has some of the most severe sentence enhancements for prior convictions in the entire country. SB 1392 would repeal California’s one-year sentencing enhancement for each prior prison or felony jail term.

    • YES

      AB186

      Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

      8.21.18

      Floor: 21-16-3

       

      Author: Talamantes Eggman
      Co-authors: Wiener, Friedman, Lara

       

      4,654 people died of drug overdoses in 2016 in California alone, according to the Center for Disease Control. AB 186 would authorize local governments to operate safe, hygienic, and secure injection sites for IV drug users and protect users and staff from prosecution. Permitting local governments to start these pilot programs would also prevent needless overdoses by managing dosages and prevent the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis B and C by assuring access to clean needles. Additionally, the sites would refer people to treatment and housing services.

    • YES

      AB595

      Expands government oversight of health plan mergers to protect consumers

      8.23.18

      Floor: 24-13-3

       

      Author: Wood

       

      The negative impacts health insurance mergers have on consumers — such as spikes in premium costs — are serious but can be mitigated by increasing oversight and accountability. AB 595 would provide that accountability by improving and expanding state oversight over health plan mergers by requiring insurance companies to receive authorization from the California Department of Managed Healthcare before a merger.

    • YES

      AB2888

      Expands the groups of people who can seek a firearm restraining order

      8.28.18

      Floor: 25-12-3

       

      Authors: Ting, Muratsuchi, Reyes
      Co-author: Allen

       

      Currently, family members and law enforcement may make a request to the court when they believe someone is a danger to themselves or others. If a judge agrees, that person must temporarily give up possession of their firearms and is banned from buying new ones, generally for 21 days. AB 2888 would add employers, coworkers, high school and college staff, and mental health workers to the list of individuals who can seek this type of restraining order.

    • YES

      AB748

      Mandates that law enforcement publicly provide recordings of lethal force incidents

      8.28.18

      Floor: 24-13-3

       

      Author: Ting
      Co-authors: Carrillo, Jones-Sawyer

       

      AB 748 would mandate that, if requested, law enforcement agencies publicly provide audio and visual recordings of incidents in which lethal force was used. With so many jurisdictions and departments all over California, transparency and accountability would increase dramatically if body camera footage were made more available to the public.

    • YES

      AB2447

      Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

      8.29.18

      Floor: 25-13-2

       

      Author: Reyes
      Co-author: Lara

       

      Communities deserve the right to know when new pollution sources are proposed to be built in their neighborhoods. AB 2447 would protect environmentally vulnerable and economically disadvantaged communities from further degradation by mandating that land use notices be provided in the languages spoken by local residents.

    • YES

      AB3131

      Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

      8.29.18

      Floor: 5-16-2

       

      Floor: 22-16-2

       

      Authors: Gloria, Chiu
      Co-author: Hill

       

      The increased militarization of local law enforcement has made of our neighborhoods feel like warzones. AB 3131 would restore transparency and accountability by making sure that law enforcement agencies provide notice to the public before they decide to acquire military equipment.

    • YES

      AB638

      Requires immigration consultants to be state- or federally-authorized

      8.30.18

      Floor: 13-17-10

       

      authors: Caballero, Gonzalez
      co-authors: Gipson, Wiener

       

      Many immigrants are often prone to fraud when obtaining services from unqualified immigration consultants. AB 638 would protect immigrants by only allowing state-authorized lawyers and paralegals or federally-authorized representatives from engaging in immigration consultation.

    • YES

      SB439

      Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

      8.31.18

      Floor: 24-14-2

       

      Authors: Mitchell, Lara
      Co-author: Kamlager-Dove

       

      Currently, California lacks any law to prevent young children from being prosecuted as adults, leaving young children within the criminal justice system particularly vulnerable to prosecution and unfair convictions. SB 439 establishes 12 years as the minimum age for prosecution in juvenile court unless a minor younger than 12 has committed murder or rape.

    • YES

      SB1038

      Ensures that individuals are accountable for workplace harassment

      4.17.18

      Committee: 4-2-1

       

      Author: Leyva

       

      Harassment continues to permeate the workplace, and many workers are at risk of retaliation — from verbal abuse to demotion to being fired — from employers and fellow employees. SB 1038 clarifies that individuals can be held personally liable for retaliating against an employee for exercising their legal rights against workplace harassment and other forms of discrimination, ensuring that individuals are held accountable for their actions.

    • YES

      SB1186

      Requires public debate prior to law enforcement’s acquisition of surveillance technology

      4.17.18

      Committee: 4-2-1

       

      Author: Hill

       

      The increased policing and surveillance of California communities has previously gone without public input and accountability. SB 1186 requires public debate and a vote by local elected leaders prior to law enforcement’s acquisition of new surveillance technology. The bill also requires written rules for existing surveillance technology in order to curtail the possibility of civil liberties and civil rights abuses by local law enforcement.

    • A

      SB827 (oppose)

      Allows for intensified gentrification by not requiring affordable housing or rent control

      4.17.18

      Committee: 4-6-3

       

      Author: Wiener
      Co-authors: Skinner, Ting, Hueso

       

      Neighborhoods suffering from decades of racialized exploitation and neglect continue to be the prime targets for gentrification. Instead of promoting the production of affordable housing in rich areas, SB 827 loosens zoning restrictions in neighborhoods adjacent to mass transit while not requiring affordable housing or enacting rent control, which allows for intensified gentrification and displacement of low-income communities of color — the communities who rely on public transportation the most.

    • A
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      Chose not to cast a yes/no ballot

      N/E
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      Not Eligible to cast yes/no ballot due to committee assignments