AG effort to crack down on those who misrepresent traffic-ticket amnesty praised by author of new law, Sen. Bob Hertzberg

October 27, 2015

Sen. Bob Hertzberg, author of the bill Gov. Brown signed into law last month to improve court access by eliminating the requirement that all fines and penalties be paid before a driver can get a court hearing on a traffic ticket, today released the following statement in response to today’s action by Attorney General Kamala Harris:

“Kudos to Attorney General Kamala Harris for cracking down on debt collectors who are trying to mislead the public about our traffic-ticket amnesty program,” said Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, author of Senate Bill 405, recently signed by Gov. Brown. “It’s bad enough that our system preyed upon those who can least afford to pay ridiculously high fees on minor tickets. With shysters looking for a quick buck, Harris’ efforts to raise public awareness about who qualifies for reduced fines and warning the public about unscrupulous debt collectors can only help working Californians stay behind the wheel.”

More on SB 405 HERE:

Read the Attorney General's Press Release HERE:

Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map HERE or at  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. More HERE or at


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