Senator Bob Hertzberg

Meet Senator Bob Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Robert Hertzberg was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1996. He then served as the 64th Speaker of the California State Assembly, unanimously elected by both parties in 2000 and 2001. After his tenure as Speaker, Hertzberg set out to the private sector as a clean energy entrepreneur and in 2014, he returned to state government when he was again elected to represent nearly 1 million people in the San Fernando Valley in the California State Senate.

Hertzberg is known for taking on the biggest and most challenging issues facing California, and for brokering some of the toughest negotiations. In the words of one veteran Sacramento columnist, he is “an intense bundle of energy, an all-night negotiator.” The Los Angeles Daily News said he, “has relentless dedication and indefatigable energy...he has a reputation for integrity and perseverance.” The Los Angeles Times said: “He is a high velocity wonk; he loves big ideas and will flesh out every one of them if you give him a chance.”

 

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Heart of The Valley

Panel kills homeless pets plan, BIG checks for SFV & MORE

August 12, 2022

It goes without saying that homelessness is an exceptionally pressing issue in California, one only exacerbated by the pandemic and resulting financial chaos.  

Heart of The Valley

My TOP bills for end of session; I-210 ramps to close & MORE

August 5, 2022

Reducing energy costs through more efficient access, providing care for pets owned by the unhoused and promoting ways low-income residents can obtain health coverage are among the proposed laws I am pushing during the final month of this year’s legislative session, which resumed Monday.

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

July 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Reducing energy costs through more efficient access, providing care for pets owned by the unhoused and promoting ways low-income residents can obtain health coverage are among the proposed laws Sen. Bob Hertzberg will be pushing when this year’s legislative session resumes Monday.

Heart of The Valley

Burbank bust shows need for gun law; greener schools & MORE

July 29, 2022

We didn’t need to see anything more to know why my nation-leading gun-safety law is needed. But sadly, we did see more.

A week ago today, on July 22, Gov. Newsom signed Senate Bill 1327 into law, my measure that now allows individuals to file civil lawsuits against anyone who imports, distributes, manufactures or sells illegal firearms in California. This includes assault weapons and hard-to-trace guns with no serial numbers, called ghost guns.

 

 

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