Press Releases

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

August 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly approved legislation today by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that increases transparency and oversight of charitable contributions made on tax returns.

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

August 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – 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 passed the Senate today on a 22-11 vote.

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

August 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed 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 882, which helps prevent youths from entering the criminal justice system for transit fare evasion, goes to the governor

August 4, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that prohibits youths from being charged with a criminal violation for transit fare evasion and instead treats the offense like a parking ticket, with an administrative process.

SB 820 extends the California Land Reuse & Revitalization Act, helps state continue pushing redevelopment of blighted properties

August 4, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today approved legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that extends 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.

Lawsuit highlights license suspensions for failure to pay traffic fines

August 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued this statement today regarding a lawsuit challenging the Los Angeles County court system for suspending driver’s licenses:

“We know that suspending driver’s licenses for people who are struggling to make ends meet can have huge negative consequences including costing them their jobs. It’s imperative that courts take into account the severity of this action. Driver’s licenses should be suspended only when merited and not for minor missteps, such as failing to pay a traffic fine on time.”

SCR 119 recognizes that minorities utilize mental health services at far lower rates than Caucasians, calls for greater awareness

July 8, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Concurrent Resolution 119, by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, designates July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month.

The resolution, which unanimously passed both houses of the Legislature in June, is named for the late Bebe Moore Campbell, who was a celebrated author, advocate, national spokesperson and co-founder of the Urban Los Angeles chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Local Government Committee today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that requires the state to track and report on all state and local government debt until it is fully repaid or redeemed.  

SB 881 follows 2015 legislation that helped establish a traffic amnesty program

June 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Public Safety Committee today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who fail to pay fines for minor traffic offenses.

SB 919 will help the state avoid wasting renewable energy generation, while lowering the cost of water production

June 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to use surplus energy to make local water recycling less expensive today passed the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.

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