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July 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement today in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of AB 1054: 

“We stepped up, we averted a crisis, and we set the course for reform.”

Media Contact: Katie Hanzlik
Katie.Hanzlik@sen.ca.gov
Press Secretary
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 313
(916) 651-4018

July 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement today in response to AB 1054 passing on the Senate Floor:

“It is so important that the Senate approved this measure, because at this critical juncture, the cost of doing nothing is simply too high. AB 1054 intelligently balances the interests of fire victims, ratepayers, utilities, and our natural environment. It strengthens the foundations of an energy system that works for all Californians, while ensuring our resilience against whatever perils may come.”

July 3, 2019

Three animal welfare organizations are applauding Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 state budget for including $5 million in grants to ensure the State of California supports local efforts to aid people experiencing homelessness and their pets. San Diego Humane Society, San Francisco SPCA and Front Street Animal Shelter have been working diligently in their communities to highlight the significance of the human-animal bond for people experiencing homelessness.

July 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that his bill to bring greater equity to civil damage awards, SB 41, cleared a major hurdle today by unanimously passing the California State Assembly.

June 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that he has named the San Fernando Valley’s Fitness Girl Bootcamp as his Small Business of the Year.

Fitness Girl Bootcamp is an all-women fitness studio that opened its doors in 2015 in Mission Hills. Several years before, owner Marisol Rodriguez began teaching exercise and dance classes in parks throughout the San Fernando Valley before she finally realized her dream of opening a studio of her own.

June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement today in response to the Legislature passing AB 74, the Budget Act of 2019:

June 11, 2019

California is one step closer to providing the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry with legal banking services.

Last month, the California State Senate passed a bill that would allow private banks and credit unions to apply for state charters to explicitly handle cannabis financial transactions. Under this legislation, which the State Assembly and California’s governor Gavin Newsom must approve before it becomes law, these limited-purpose charters would allow such institutions to offer depository services to licensed cannabis businesses.

June 7, 2019

Businesses that use chatbots to interact with customers online may be affected by California’s new Autobot Law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17940, et seq. (SB 1001), that goes into effect July 1, 2019.

June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that he has named Exceptional Minds as Senate District 18’s Nonprofit of the Year.

Exceptional Minds is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit training academy and professional studio with a mission to prepare individuals on the autism spectrum for careers in the fields of visual effects, animation, and video game rigging animation.

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.