Press Releases

Hertzberg introduces SB 919 to better manage California’s renewable energy resources

January 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to maximize water supply during California’s historic drought, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced legislation that encourages local water recycling by reducing the cost of the power used in processes to purify or reuse the water. 

SB 881 and SB 882 follow 2015 legislation that helped establish a traffic amnesty program, continue efforts to lift people out of poverty and rebuild the middle class

January 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has introduced two bills designed to protect poor and disadvantaged violators of minor traffic or transit offenses from unfair fines or penalties that can undermine their ability to hold a job or stay in school.

The measures are part of Hertzberg’s ongoing efforts to lift people out of poverty, rebuild the middle class and improve California’s justice system.

SB 820 removes sunset for California Land Reuse & Revitalization Act

January 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today introduced legislation to extend the California Land Reuse & Revitalization Act, a vital legal tool enacted in 2004 that has helped propel the cleanup and development of vacant hazardous waste sites across the state. 

January 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued the following statement today after the Legislative Analyst’s Office published a new report on California’s criminal fine and fee system:

January 4, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued the following statement today on a new bipartisan Senate plan to tackle homelessness:

Measures authored by Sen. Hertzberg become law Jan. 1

December 23, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Crucial new laws authored by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that will help better protect California’s water systems from earthquakes and ensure state taxpayers get prompt assistance and refunds when they are overcharged will take effect on Jan. 1.

Other legislation carried by Hertzberg will help ensure low-income Californians get legal assistance and require local governments to make public the types of data they are collecting. A full listing of Hertzberg’s enacted bills is below.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg hearing to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

December 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg is convening a hearing Tuesday to examine customer service at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, including experience with the recently enacted traffic fine amnesty program.

The review by the Committee on Governance and Finance Subcommittee on Modernizing Government, chaired by Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, will look at DMV practices, including licensing immigrant drivers, the new “motor voter” law and implementation of the state’s new amnesty program for minor traffic tickets.

December 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today he has hired Andrew LaMar as his communications director. LaMar begins on Monday.

LaMar will take over for Ray Sotero, who becomes communications director for Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley.

Commission hearing to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 in San Francisco

December 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, author of a recent law to improve court access, today released a letter to a special panel reviewing key elements of court procedures relating to traffic fines and court funding.

Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, authored Senate Bill 405, which eliminated the requirement that all fines and penalties be paid before a driver can get a court hearing on a traffic ticket.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg hearing to begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9

December 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Sen. Bob Hertzberg is convening an oversight hearing Wednesday to find out why millions of dollars in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts last year.

“This is unacceptable,” said Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance. “People expect their money to be spent for these important purposes and bureaucratic delays send absolutely the wrong message to those who made donations in good faith.”

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