Press Releases

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.

April 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that his Resilient Homes Initiative, SB 254, cleared its first hurdle when it passed the Senate Insurance Committee on a 7-3 vote yesterday.

April 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today released the details of the Resilient Homes Initiative, an effort he announced earlier this year, on the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake.

April 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that SB 51, his latest attempt to provide a banking option for California’s legal cannabis industry, cleared its first legislative hurdle as it passed the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee.

March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that he has named California State University, Northridge President Dr. Dianne F. Harrison as the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 18th Senate District.

March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that he has named California State University, Northridge President Dr. Dianne F. Harrison as the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 18th Senate District.

February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement today in response to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement to increase recycling capabilities at Hyperion — the largest treatment plant west of the Mississippi River.