Press Releases

April 27, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement Wednesday after his legislation, SB 989, passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

April 26, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement Tuesday after his legislation, SB 1327, passed the Senate Public Safety Committee.

April 21, 2022

As California faces the driest stretch the West Coast has seen in 1,200 years, the Senate took action Thursday and approved historic water conservation standards, moving the state closer to achieving water efficiency as a way of life.

April 21, 2022

Critical support for California community health clinics and their workers cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday, passing the Senate Health Committee. Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg’s (D-Van Nuys) legislation, SB 1014, funnels crucial state dollars to community clinics so they can keep their doors open to the vulnerable communities that rely on them for care and pay their workers a fair wage. The legislation is in parallel with a request through the state budget process.

April 5, 2022

Just blocks from the scene of the worst mass shooting in Sacramento’s history, Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) joined legislative leaders on the West Steps of the Capitol Building to detail commonsense gun violence solutions that are advancing through the legislative process.

March 18, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) joined taxpayers Friday to call on the Los Angeles County Assessor to immediately release thousands of claims filed under Proposition 19.

March 10, 2022

As California experiences its worst drought in 1,200 years, extreme swings in weather, record heat and a near-constant wildfire season, Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) introduced new legislation Thursday to protect the state’s most vulnerable communities from climate change while also creating new jobs in the process.

March 8, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today, International Women’s Day, that he has named MEND President and CEO Janet Marinaccio as the 2022 Woman of the Year for the 18th Senate District, which covers much of the San Fernando Valley.

March 4, 2022

With new legislation announced Friday, California could soon lead the nation with blockchain-based credentialing. Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) introduced a bill to establish the California Trust Framework to provide industry best standards for implementing blockchain use in credentialing. The bill also launches a five-year pilot to use blockchain technology in California schools for sharing student transcripts with community colleges.  

March 3, 2022

The San Fernando Valley can expect cleaner streets, freeway entrances and public spaces in the coming months with new state funding announced last week. Caltrans announced $21.3 million in funding for highway beautification projects across the San Fernando Valley as part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative.