Press Releases

SB 936 allows state IBank to back more private lending to small businesses that need it, stimulating economic development

September 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, allowing the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) to expand the private lending it guarantees for small businesses that cannot qualify for standard loans.

SB 1137 clarifies that introducing ransomware into any computer, system or network is punishable as extortion

September 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to help protect computer users by clarifying that infecting computers with ransomware is a form of extortion and punishable as such.  

Ransomware allows a computer hacker to access your computer, hold it hostage and demand payment in exchange for relinquishing the attack. Under the bill, a person engaged in the activity could be convicted of a felony and imprisoned up to four years.

SB 1476 increases transparency and oversight of tax checkoffs, ensuring the money is distributed promptly to the appropriate agency

September 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that increases transparency and oversight of charitable contributions made on tax returns.

SB 614 clarifies the law to ensure prisoners serving a year or more in jail receive the same access to legal representation as those in prison

September 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to correct an oversight of law created by the state’s 2011 public safety realignment that denies long-term county jail inmates the same rights to legal representation they would receive if they were in state prison.

SB 1029 responds to issues raised by a San Francisco embezzlement case in which millions of dollars in bonds were looted

September 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that requires the state to track and report on all new state and local government debt until it is fully repaid or redeemed.  

Legislation punishing ransomware, expediting traffic amnesty claims, improving water supply and modernizing Cal-Access awaits action

September 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Three bills by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, have been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in recent weeks and 10 more have been sent to the governor’s desk. Here is an update of Hertzberg’s legislation:

 

LEGISLATION SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR

Cleaning Hazardous Waste Sites

SB 881 now focuses on ensuring courts respond promptly to traffic amnesty claims and honor all claims filed by March 31, 2017

August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that requires courts to respond to traffic amnesty claims within 90 days of the claims being filed.

SB 614 clarifies the law to ensure prisoners serving a year or more in jail receive the same access to legal representation as those in prison

August 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to correct an oversight of law created by the state’s 2011 public safety realignment that denies county jail inmates the same rights to legal representation they would receive if they were in state prison.

SB 614, which cleared the Assembly last week, was approved on a 39-0 vote and goes next to the governor for his consideration.

SB 954 requires employees to give consent before employers can deduct a portion of wages for use by contractor associations

August 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that requires employees to give their consent before employers can deduct wages from their paychecks for industry advancement programs.

SB 954 clarifies the list of deductions an employer can count to reduce hourly wages, without prior consent from employees. The bill excludes wage credits for employer payments for industry advancement unless it is part of a bargained agreement.

SB 1349 overhauls Cal-Access to make campaign and lobbying disclosures quick and easy to find online

August 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to modernize California’s online database of campaign and lobbying information.

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