Press Releases

October 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today released the following statement in response to the announcement that the state has launched the nation's first statewide Earthquake Early Warning System:

October 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 265, a bill that will end the practice of lunch shaming students whose parents have outstanding school lunch debt.

In recent years, the practice of school lunch shaming has come to light. In some school cafeterias, students who haven’t paid lunch fees are directed out of lunch lines and instead given bread and cheese, or their lunches are simply dumped into the garbage while peers look on.

October 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today announced that SB 36, his bill to regulate the use of pretrial risk assessment tools, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

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.

September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that he will not be advancing SB 51 this year, but emphasized his commitment to work together with sponsor Fiona Ma and the Governor’s Office to iron out necessary clarifications and implementation details.

“If we’re going to do this, we have to do it right,” said Hertzberg. “We owe it to the dozens of cities, counties, and cannabis industry officials who have been supporting this effort to see it through.”

August 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that his bill to close a loophole in schools’ abilities to deny food for or otherwise shame children with school lunch debt, along with a handful of other key bills, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee today.

August 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today applauded the decision of the Assembly Appropriations Committee to clear SB 51 for a vote on the Senate Floor.

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.