Press Releases

October 7, 2021

Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), along with Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) and Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), celebrated California’s $5.7 million 2021 budget allocation to expand Jewish Family Service LA’s SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (JFS SOVA) in Van Nuys on Thursday.

September 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Thursday that boosts California’s fight against historic and worsening drought conditions. Senate Majority Leader Robert M. Hertzberg's (D-Van Nuys) Drought Resilient Communities Act (SB 552) strengthens drought preparedness in small and rural communities often on the front lines of drought.

September 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO — The state Legislature advanced crucial legislation Thursday in Californias efforts to combat worsening drought conditions just weeks after one of the states biggest water reservoirs reached its lowest-ever point. Senate Majority Leader Robert M. Hertzberg's (D-Van Nuys) Drought Resilient Communities Act (SB 552) strengthens drought preparedness in small and rural communities often hit the hardest by drought.

September 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) issued the following statement on the Safe and Resilient Communities Act (SB 262) becoming a two-year bill:

May 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Majority Leader Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) took one step further to reform the predatory money bail system. SB 262, approved with a supermajority vote of the California State Senate, ensures no person is kept behind bars before trial simply because they cannot afford to post bail.

April 29, 2021

SAN FERNANDO – Governor Newsom, joined alongside Senate Majority Leader Hertzberg, has signed AB 80 into law. California businesses that took part in the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) should soon receive some welcome tax relief. As a longtime steward of economic development in the Golden State, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) has provided the following statement:

April 21, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In response to today’s announcement by Governor Newsom and administration officials on drought conditions in California, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) issued the following statement:

April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement in response to today’s vote on SB 467:

“As a lifelong advocate for California’s environment, I believe our world must transition away from fossil fuels and address the looming threat of climate change,” says Senator Hertzberg. “But the bill before us today does nothing to foster that transition by reducing demand for oil in our state or in the global marketplace.”

March 25, 2021

State Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg, Senator Nancy Skinner, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta issued the following statements today, celebrating the California Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s money bail system is unconstitutional:

March 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With today’s announcement that Governor Gavin Newsom has nominated Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) for the next California Attorney General, Senator Bob Hertzberg has provided the following statement: