Scott Wiener

State senate

Chair of Housing Committee

A+
District

SD-11

Party

democrat

Score
100
Contact

Senator Wiener continues to demonstrate his commitment to pro-equality advocacy by working collaboratively with community organizations and his legislative colleagues to move progressive bills forward. During the 2021 legislative cycle, he authored three bills focused on nondiscrimination and inclusivity around issues including gender affirming care and treatment for methamphetamine addiction. He was instrumental in writing and passing SB 357, which successfully repealed a law that criminalized loitering with the intent to engage in sex work and unfairly targeted trans women and women of color. Sen. Wiener has developed a legislative approach that consistently centers impacted voices, and urges his colleagues toward difficult and righteous votes for the benefit of marginalized communities.

Votes

Type Year Categories Name Description Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB91

Temporarily extended California’s state-wide eviction protections to all covered tenants until July 1, 2021.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB93

Requires certain employers to rehire eligible employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB95

Extends supplemental paid sick leave for certain essential workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB73

Stops mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders of drug crimes, and replaces with paths to rehabilitation, probation and treatment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB93

Requires certain employers to rehire eligible employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

SB447

Allows courts to award damages for a deceased person’s non-economic damages of pain, suffering, or disfigurement to the deceased person’s estate.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • health

SB410

Increases health and safety protections by exempting certain OSHA requirements from cumbersome regulatory review.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

SB2

Prohibits someone convicted of certain felonies from regaining peace officer employment based on a court vacating, withdrawing or expunging the conviction, unless the court finds them innocent of the crime.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

SB47

Significantly raises the amount of money state oil regulators can spend to clean up old, leaky wells.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB483

Provides resentencing hearings for anyone currently serving a sentence made up of certain (now eliminated) sentencing enhancements.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB213

Broadens the range of injuries for which certain hospital workers are presumed entitled to claim Workers Compensation damages to include COVID-19, PTSD, and certain other diseases.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • racial-justice
  • voting-rights
  • workers-rights

AB616

Enfranchises farmworkers by giving them more ways to vote in union elections.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB26

Ensures all law enforcement agencies require officers present during an excessive use-of-force incident to intervene and report the offending officer.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • housing

AB838

Requires a city or county that receives a complaint of a substandard building or a lead hazard violation to inspect the building and document the violations.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • education

AB1550

Protects bargaining rights by allowing faculty to remain eligible for union representation if their positions are hierarchically reorganized.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • education
  • workers-rights

AB438

Guarantees permanent school employees and certificated employees the same rights in regard to layoffs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • workers-rights

AB701

Requires specified employers to provide distribution center employees with written performance quotas and adverse employment action that will result from failure to meet them.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • political-accountability

AB339

Requires city councils and county boards of supervisors of cities of a certain size to expand digital access for public meetings.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB481

Requires law enforcement agencies to receive approval from their governing bodies before acquiring military equipment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB81

Provides guidelines to judges on the use of sentence enhancements, which have been disproportionately applied to people of color and those suffering from mental illness.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1395

Codifies California’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

SB357

Repeals “loitering for purpose of prostitution” law, which results in profiling and harassment of sex workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB483

Provides resentencing hearings for anyone currently serving a sentence made up of certain (now eliminated) sentencing enhancements.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB62

Requires an hourly minimum wage for garment workers by banning piece rate pay.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB73

Stops mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders of drug crimes, and replaces with paths to rehabilitation, probation and treatment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice

SB710

Requires a District Attorney or Attorney General to recuse themselves from decisions relating to potential criminal conduct by law enforcement if the official has a conflict of interest.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB48

Prohibits the use of injurious and life-threatening projectiles or chemical agents by law enforcement agencies when dispersing protests.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1346

Mandates the adoption of cost-effective and technologically feasible technology to prohibit engine exhaust from certain new off-road engines.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB37

Sets taxes on corporations with net income of $10M+ so that those with exorbitant CEO:employee salary ratios pay more.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB956

Establishes the California Tax Expenditure Review Board as an independent advisory body.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB956

Establishes the California Tax Expenditure Review Board as an independent advisory body.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1399

Expands protections for garment industry workers.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • consumer-protection
  • health

SB977

Expands the Attorney General’s ability to prohibit certain transactions by healthcare systems that hurt consumers by limiting competition.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

Forces employers to grant employee requests for up to 12 work weeks of unpaid parental leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB2847

Strengthens gun laws by enhancing micro-stamping requirements for unsafe guns.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB2114

Provides a procedure for UC medical employees to challenge termination of employment.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

AB1080

Sets goals to reduce waste from single-use packaging and products.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • immigration

SB429

Repeals California's status as a sanctuary state

Oppose
committee_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB386

Undermines environmental protections by incentivizing dam building and easing requirements for wind and solar energy

No Vote
committee_votes 2019
  • education

SCA5

Lowers threshold for parcel tax approval to 55%

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB343

Removes the Kaiser Permanente loophole in state financial disclosure laws

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB227

Penalizes hospitals that violate California law regarding nurse-to-patient ratios

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

SB336

Requires automated transit vehicles to maintain a trained employee on board

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB142

Requires employers to provide lactation rooms and reasonable break time for lactation needs

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB307

Overrides federal order to waive state level environmental review of Cadiz Water Project

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

SB25

Allows select development projects to skirt environmental review

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

SB621

Creates environmental review loopholes and lowers requirements for affordable housing construction

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • immigration

SB29

Expands Medi-Cal to all residents, regardless of immigration status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB551

Mandates development of plans for decommissioning, cleanup and remediation of abandoned wells

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

Forces debt collectors to leave final $1,724 in a bank account

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

AB516

Bans local authorities from towing vehicles due to excessive unpaid tickets, lapsed registration or 72-hour immobility

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1366

Eliminates critical oversight of telecom companies

Oppose
committee_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1353

Shortens length of probationary period for unclassified employees from 1 year to 6 months

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB749

Prohibits "no rehire" provisions that bar victims of mistreatment from employment with offending company

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB227

Penalizes hospitals that violate California law regarding nurse-to-patient ratios

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB51

Prohibits employers from forcing job candidates to waive legal rights in favor of forced arbitration

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB731

Requires same rate review practice for large-group health insurance plans as smaller ones

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

Allows people incarcerated as youth to earn time off their earliest parole date

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

Caps rent increase at 5% in 12-month period, and forces landlords to present 'just cause' before evicting

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

Expedites the process to obtain police misconduct records in a criminal trial

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

Bans (for 3 yrs) biometric surveillance and facial recognition from use in police body cameras

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1507

Grants local districts more leeway in evaluating charter school applications

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB68

Permits construction of two ADUs on same property

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB1066

Grants unemployment benefits for workers during first 3 weeks of a strike

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

ACA14

Forces UC system to reduce contracted services in order to increase percent of union workers on their payroll

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB1

Strengthens California environmental standards to pre-Trump federal levels

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB460

Reinstates net neutrality in California

Support
committee_votes 2018
  • housing

SB827

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice

SB844

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice

SB845

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • housing

SB818

Protects homeowners from avoidable foreclosures

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1393

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

SB1021

Caps co-pays for prescription drug costs

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB1100

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1392

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB1038

Ensures that individuals are accountable for workplace harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB1121

Protects consumers’ medical data from cybersecurity breaches

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1421

Provides public access to records regarding police misconduct

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB822

Reinstates net neutrality in California

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB834

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health
  • immigration

SB974

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

SB1186

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB1300

Strengthens employer obligations to prevent workplace harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1392

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

Support
committee_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB931

Prohibits law enforcement from using deadly force if there are alternatives available

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

AB186

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

AB595

Expands government oversight of health plan mergers to protect consumers

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • workers-rights

AB2888

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

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB748

Mandates that law enforcement publicly provide recordings of lethal force incidents

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

AB3131

Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • immigration

AB638

Requires immigration consultants to be state- or federally-authorized

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

SB439

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

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB7

Outlaws open carry in more public spaces

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

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

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • workers-rights

AB676

Reduces workplace injuries in childcare centers

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

AB859

Helps provide justice for abused senior citizens

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

AB890

Mandates all new developments undergo environmental review

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • education

AB1217

Creates a state-run charter school for a billionaire donor

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

AB1308

Provides consideration of release for more young adults

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB1397

Creates more accurate inventory of land available for housing

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB1461

Requires meal subscription companies to meet health standards

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB1505

Requires new housing to have more affordable units

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB1505

Requires new housing to have more affordable units

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB6

Funds fair legal representation for immigrants

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB30

Bars CA from contracting companies that help build border wall

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection

SB49

Revives federal environmental protections by enacting them as California law

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • housing

SB166

Requires cities to provide housing sites for all income levels

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB180

Reforms War on Drugs-era sentence enhancements

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health
  • lgbtq-rights

SB239

Eliminates criminalization of those with HIV

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection
  • health

SB258

Requires the disclosure of ingredients in cleaning products

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB345

Mandates that police publicly publish their policies

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB439

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

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB464

Enhances security measures to fight gun theft

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB538

Reduces health care costs

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB562

Health care for all California residents

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB705

Prohibits food vendors from using styrofoam

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection
  • health

SB790

Helps stop Big Pharma from paying off doctors

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

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

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB439

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

Support

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $100,500
Oil & Gas $13,900
Cops $45,100
Health Insurance $12,900

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
100
Equality CA
100
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
88
United Domestic Workers
100
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
110
California Food and Farming Network
100
Dream Alliance
100
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
87
California Environmental Voters
100

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