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Governor Signs Hertzberg Bill Ending Practice of Lunch Shaming in California

October 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 265, a bill that will end the practice of lunch shaming students whose parents have outstanding school lunch debt.

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Governor Approves Hertzberg Bill to Improve Pretrial Practices

October 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today announced that SB 36, his bill to regulate the use of pretrial risk assessment tools, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Hertzberg Announces Cannabis Banking Bill to Wait Until 2020

September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that he will not be advancing SB 51 this year, but emphasized his commitment to work together with sponsor Fiona Ma and the Governor’s Office to iron out necessary clarifications and implementation details.

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Hertzberg Bill to End School Lunch Shaming, Other Legislation Clears Appropriations Committee

August 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that his bill to close a loophole in schools’ abilities to deny food for or otherwise shame children with school lunch debt, along with a handful of other key bills, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee today.

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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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