Press Releases

Over $1 billion is committed to LA Metro, paving the way for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project

April 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), committed over $1 billion to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) for new transit corridors, as well as $36 million to the City of Los Angeles (LA DOT) for improving fuel efficiency of the city’s busses.

Bill focuses on increasing transparency and accountability of current cash bail practices

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, advanced a bill today that furthers his ongoing examination of the state’s bail industry, which includes SB 10, the Bail Reform Act of 2018.

SB 913 would ensure continued support for graffiti removal services in Los Angeles

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his bill to ensure the continued funding and operation of graffiti abatement programs in the City of Los Angeles cleared the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee and is headed to a vote on the Senate Floor.

Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Los Angeles have provided graffiti abatement services for almost three decades connecting people to their neighborhoods, empowering youth who benefit from employment experience, and community investment.

The bill, which has enjoyed bipartisan support, next heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his legislation to create a banking fix for legal cannabis business in California cleared another critical hurdle on its pathway to becoming law. SB 930 passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee this morning on a bipartisan vote.

SB 1001, the BOT Act of 2018, passes Senate Judiciary Committee

April 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that SB 1001, a bill he authored with the support of Common Sense Kids Action to require social media companies to label automated accounts on their sites, passed its second committee hearing when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it on a 5-1 vote.

The bill moves on to face a vote in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee next week.

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that his legislation to help financial institutions safely conduct transactions with licensed cannabis businesses has cleared its first hearing in the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee. SB 930 would allow banks to issue checks to accountholders to be used for the following purposes:

SB 838 would create more secure method for corporations to issue and transfer share certificates

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, will present legislation today before the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee that would enable the use of blockchain technology for certain business practices in California. Blockchain is an emerging technology that allows records to be stored and updated on multiple computers using a distributed ledger technology.

SB 1001, the BOT Act of 2018, next heads to Senate Judiciary Committee

April 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that SB 1001, a bill he authored with the support of Common Sense Kids Action to require social media companies to identify the presence of automated accounts on their sites, cleared its first hurdle by passing the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development on an 8-1 vote.

SB 931 passes in Senate Public Safety Committee on 6-0 vote, heads to Senate Floor

April 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his bill to ensure that a person’s custody status is not the sole reason for delaying a mental health evaluation is headed for a vote on the Senate Floor.

Under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act of 1967, public guardians or conservators can help individuals receive treatment from medical facilities and look after their welfare and financial matters. It is an indispensable resource that allows a court-approved adult to provide for the welfare and safety of a gravely mentally ill adult. 

Announcement comes after Sen. Hertzberg’s September letter to the Governor urging him to lift the suspension of driver’s licenses for 200,000 Californians

March 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that they had lifted all drivers’ license suspensions that were based solely on Failure to Pay (FTP) violations.

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