Press Releases

SB 51 follows last year’s SB 930, which received widespread, bipartisan support from across the state’s geographic regions and interest groups

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.

The measure, SB 254, will restructure the California Earthquake Authority to finance life-saving retrofits

April 1, 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.

Action comes less than a year after California Legislature called on federal officials to develop a plan to defend against electromagnetic pulses

March 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today released the following statement in response to an Executive Order from the White House mandating action from DHS, DoD, DoE, and the State Department to address the threat of electromagnetic pulses:

SB 258 would create a grant program to encourage shelters to take in people experiencing homelessness who also have pets

March 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced that his bill to provide more shelter options for individuals experiencing homelessness and their pets cleared the Senate Human Services Committee. 

SB 258 would allocate $5,000,000 in grants to be distributed to homeless shelters that provide shelter, food, and basic veterinary services to the pets of people experiencing homelessness.

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.

SB 332, the Local Water Reliability Act, would reduce amount of treated wastewater dumped into ocean each year and set bold goals for recycling and reuse

February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) today introduced legislation that calls for a dramatic decrease in the amount of treated wastewater that is dumped into the ocean each year.

SB 258 would empower shelters to take in individuals experiencing homelessness who also have pets

February 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced today that he introduced SB 258, an effort to provide additional shelter options for individuals experiencing homelessness who have pets.

February 12, 2019

Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Address:

“Governor Newsom has made it clear he’s ready to hit the ground running. I absolutely agree that our problems don’t start and end with PG&E, so we must put our heads together on a comprehensive framework for California’s energy future. And when it comes to homelessness, the state must provide leadership and vision; our cities and counties cannot do it alone.

Bill will free up funding for incentives for retrofitting across the state

January 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, on the heels of the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake that took place in January 1994, Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) announced legislation that will allocate $1 billion in funding over the next 10 years to retrofit homes across California.

Twenty five years ago, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the San Fernando Valley. Approximately 10-20 seconds of shaking caused widespread devastation throughout the Valley and the greater Los Angeles region. It left almost 60 dead, and nearly 9,000 injured.

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