Press Releases

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

June 15, 2016

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

The $120 billion plan for LA County transportation improvements over the next 50 years provides no guarantees for state’s largest CSU campus

June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued a call today to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan (Metro) Board to consider amending its expenditure plan for a proposed sales tax measure scheduled to be placed on the November ballot and include specific projects benefiting CSUN.

The board is scheduled to vote on June 23rd on the plan and placing the tax measure on the ballot. If approved by voters, the sales tax increase would provide an estimated $120 billion over the next 50 years to fund transportation infrastructure improvements throughout the county.

SB 163 takes aim at a common practice that wastes billions of gallons of usable water throughout the state every single day

June 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, unveiled legislation today to stop the wasteful dumping of treated water into the ocean and instead find ways to reuse the water as part of efforts to better manage the precious resource during California’s historic drought.

SB 1298 provides options for local governments to set reasonable water rates and changes law to help finance stormwater projects

June 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today introduced legislation to safeguard California’s water supplies by giving local governments more authority to finance local water projects and set reasonable rates.  

“California’s ongoing drought has challenged us to better manage our water supplies, both how we capture it and how we consume it,” Hertzberg said. “This legislation makes important adjustments in the law so water agencies can fund more projects boosting water supply and adjust rates intelligently and fairly.”

Modernizing the tax structure is crucial for stabilizing the state budget, growing revenues and avoiding deep cuts during economic downturns

June 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued the following statement concerning state Controller Betty Yee’s report today on tax reform:

“Controller Betty Yee and I agree: It’s time to make the tough decisions on tax reform. It’s time to stop kicking the can down the road! The present system is not fair to Californians, and to continue with this unstable system that produces wildly fluctuating, zig-zag revenues will hurt Californians and the services they depend on and will undercut the state’s future.”

SB 882 helps prevent youths from entering the criminal justice system, and potentially serving jail time, for transit fare evasion

June 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate 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 1029 responds to issues raised by a San Francisco embezzlement case in which millions of dollars in bonds were looted

June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate 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 1349 overhauls Cal-Access to make campaign and lobbying disclosures quick and easy to find online

May 31, 2016

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

SB 1137 makes intentionally introducing ransomware into any computer, system or network a crime equivalent to extortion

May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to help protect computer users by outlawing the practice of infecting computers with ransomware and making it the criminal equivalent of extortion.

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

May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who fail to appear in court on minor traffic offenses or fail to pay fines for those offenses.

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