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Here are Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s top bills when session resumes Monday

August 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Reducing traffic fines, protecting the environment and providing incentives for attorneys to perform legal help for working residents are among the proposed laws Sen. Bob Hertzberg will be pushing when this year’s legislative session resumes Monday.

Here are some of the top bills the Van Nuys Democrat hopes are approved and sent to the governor prior to the Legislature’s scheduled Sept. 11 adjournment:

Bill would require local government agencies to catalog, report collected data

July 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A plan by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to require local government agencies to make public catalogs of software systems passed its final Assembly policy test 7-0 today.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg seeks to streamline process, protect coast at no taxpayer expense

July 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Heeding arguments that California’s beautiful coastline will continue to face grave threats from oil spills and leaks, an Assembly policy committee today approved a plan by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to make it easier to convert old oil rigs into artificial reefs and end off-shore oil production.

Action marks second time in two weeks policy panels approve Sen. Bob Hertzberg bill

July 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO – For the second time in as many weeks, a key Assembly policy committee today approved a revised traffic-fine bill by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to improve access to the courts for Californians seeking to contest minor traffic infractions.

Program would be funded by unclaimed funds to help public-interest law

July 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to help low-income Californians have greater access to equal justice, a plan by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to use unclaimed funds to help attorneys practice public-interest law today passed its first Assembly policy test.

“The cause is just and the price is right,” Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, said before the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 134 on a bipartisan vote. “The impact on low-income communities having true access to justice is nothing less than extraordinary.”

Comments came during the first Special Session hearing by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure July 2, 2015

July 6, 2015

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Honor recognizes efforts to reduce disparities in mental health care

July 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In recognition of his efforts to champion greater access to mental health care, Sen. Bob Hertzberg received a first-ever leadership award from a statewide advocacy group.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg measure would help working Californians

June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A key California Assembly policy committee today approved a revised traffic-fine bill by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to improve access to the courts for Californians seeking to contest minor traffic infractions.

Public high school students win national award for fourth time in five years

June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Members of the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team stand with Sen. Bob Hertzberg Monday during special recognition ceremonies on the Senate floor for winning the 2015 National  Academic Decathlon Championship.

Beaming like a proud parent, Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, introduced the 11-member team and coaches after asking fellow senators a couple of the questions posed during recent competition, such as:

What is the standard reduction potential of gold?

Answer: 1.692.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg seeks to undo ‘criminalizing the poor’

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s efforts to reduce unreasonable fees added to minor traffic-infraction fines is included in the budget deal reached by Gov. Brown and fellow lawmakers, under the budget agreement approved today. 

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