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Hertzberg Announces Plan for Moving Forward with Bail Reform

Hertzberg, Bonta will work with the Governor, Chief Justice over fall to fine tune SB 10 and ensure a final plan is passed early next year

August 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Moving bail reform one step closer to becoming reality in California, Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that Gov. Jerry Brown and Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye have agreed to work with Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, on bail reform legislation over the fall to ensure the final plan is pragmatic, workable and enduring.

“Bail reform in California is imminent,” Hertzberg said. “Today we have joined with our Governor and Chief Justice to seek a justice system that is fairer to all Californians.  When bail reform has succeeded in other states, this collaboration has been the path and we are on it now together.

“This year we had a path to success on SB 10 and our collaboration will lead to a better outcome. We also exposed the failures of the bail system and the insurance companies that support it, and we plan to continue to investigate that. Our three branches of government will work with stakeholders to get SB 10 passed early next year.” 


Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, 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 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. Learn more at

Communications Director
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 4038
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4018