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Lawmakers Approve Hertzberg Bill to Shelter People with Pets

May 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that the California State Senate unanimously approved SB 258, his bill to create a grant program for shelters that offer shelter, food, and basic veterinary services to the pets of people experiencing homelessness.

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California Senate passes legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks

May 21, 2019

by Jeff Daniels

LOS ANGELES — The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks to help the industry get around restrictions on access to banking services.

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Bill Would Help Homeless Shelters Cover Cost Of Pets

May 21, 2019

By Reporter Lynn Walsh

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would provide $5 million to help shelters better serve homeless pet owners.

Press Releases

Hertzberg Comments on Local Water Reliability Act (SB 332)

May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement in response to the news that his bill, SB 332, the Local Water Reliability Act, was held by the Senate Appropriations Committee:


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January 17, 2019


About Senator Hertzberg

Senator Bob Hertzberg

Senate Majority Leader Robert Hertzberg was first elected to the California State Assembly in 1996.  He then served as the 64thSpeaker 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. This made Hertzberg one of only six lawmakers in California history to serve as Assembly Speaker and subsequently win a seat in the Senate, where he now serves as Majority Leader.

Sacramento columnist, he is “an intense bundle of energy, an all-night negotiator.”

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