Press Releases

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 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 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.

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:

May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) that would establish the framework to allow licensed cannabis businesses to open bank accounts, along with bills to protect consumers wronged by for-profit colleges and the bail and immigration bond industries, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee today.

April 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that SB 36, which is joint authored by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) passed the Senate Floor on a 37-0 vote today.

In recent years, California has led the nation in adopting new tools and processes aimed at making the pretrial justice system fairer for the accused in the period between when they are charged with a crime and when they are brought to trial.