Press Releases

October 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Improved gun safety, reduced energy costs, better mental and physical health for unhoused individuals and expanded ways to fight climate change are among the proposals Sen. Bob Hertzberg authored that Gov. Newsom has signed in 2022.

Other successful key measures this year by the San Fernando Valley Democrat include toughening indoor water-quality standards and promoting ways low-income residents can obtain health coverage. 

September 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys released the following statement Thursday after Gov. Newsom signed his Senate Bill 989, which will allow seniors, the disabled and the victims of natural disasters to temporarily pause property taxes:

September 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys issued the following statement after Gov. Newsom today signed three bills to help protect California water for generations, highlighted by Senate Bill 1157, Urban Water Use, a statewide plan for more efficient water-conservation standards.

September 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys today issued the following statement after Gov. Newsom signed Senate Bill 774 to exempt homeless persons from an existing requirement that they have a 30-day relationship with a doctor before having an emotional support animal certification.

September 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys today issued the following statement after Gov. Newsom signed Senate Bill 1340 to extend existing property tax exclusions for new active solar energy systems.

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys issued the following after Gov. Newsom signed two bills to fight climate change by expanding access to energy sources and accelerating state capacity to meet clean energy goals.

September 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (SB 973), legislation sponsored by Treasurer Fiona Ma and authored by Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), to explore ways to direct more resources to California’s aged, blind, and disabled populations.

September 6, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys issued the following statement after the Legislature approved Senate Bill 1157, his statewide plan for more efficient water-conservation standards.

 

“As California faces its driest stretch in 1,200 years, our water policy must match and support efforts to conserve,” Hertzberg said. “If we don’t act now, we will only be making the ultimate price we pay that much higher. We must keep faucets flowing for all Californians.”

 

July 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Reducing energy costs through more efficient access, providing care for pets owned by the unhoused and promoting ways low-income residents can obtain health coverage are among the proposed laws Sen. Bob Hertzberg will be pushing when this year’s legislative session resumes Monday.

Below are some of the top bills the outgoing San Fernando Valley Democrat hopes are approved and sent to the governor prior to the Legislature’s scheduled Aug. 31 adjournment.

July 22, 2022

Modeled after Texas’ abortion law upheld by SCOTUS, California to become first state allowing individuals to sue for damages those spreading illegal weapons