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AB 375 clears Judiciary Committee and next heads to Senate Appropriations before Senate Floor for vote on Thursday

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senators Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) today announced that their comprehensive privacy legislation, AB 375, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and is on track to be voted on in both the Senate and Assembly Floors on Thursday, June 28.

The authors of the bill released the following statements in response to the bill’s committee passage:

Alastair Mactaggart agrees to pull California Consumer Privacy Act upon passage of bill by Sens. Bob Hertzberg & Bill Dodd, and Asm. Ed Chau

June 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) introduced legislation to address concerns surrounding privacy and data breaches experienced by California consumers. The bill will also be authored by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), who has been working this year on his own legislation to protect consumers from data breaches.

Author of SB 1001 accepts some changes in order to get important measure over first Assembly hurdle

June 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that SB 1001, also known as the “B.O.T. Act of 2018” (“Bolstering Online Transparency”), cleared its first Assembly Committee yesterday.

In Tuesday’s Assembly Privacy Committee hearing, Sen. Hertzberg accepted several amendments to the bill, stating that though the amendments weaken some of the bill’s provisions, he is committed to ensuring the Legislature addresses the critical issue of the spread of bots this legislative session.

SB 930 and SB 838 continue their way through the California Legislature with first Assembly committee hearing

June 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that two of his bills, one of which would make banking more accessible, and the other would allow corporate share certificates to be issued or transferred on the blockchain, cleared the Assembly Banking Committee.

June 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today released the following statement upon the announcement by Mayor Eric Garcetti that Michel Moore will become the next Chief of Police for the Los Angeles Police Department:

SB 606 and AB 1668 embrace Governor and Legislature’s reengineered approach to water management in California

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his bill, SB 606, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown, along with its partner bill, AB 1668 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).

In the midst of the drought, the Brown administration developed a plan to make water conservation a way of life. SB 606 and AB 1668 build on the administration’s plan to modernize the state’s management of this most precious resource by establishing a 21st century framework for drought resiliency by focusing on water use efficiency, something that has never been done before.

Bill to require bot labeling clears major hurdle

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that SB 1001, a bill he authored with the support of Common Sense Kids Action to require social media companies to label automated accounts on their sites, passed the Senate Floor and is now headed to the Assembly.

Senator Hertzberg’s SB 930 passes Senate Floor with bipartisan support

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his bill to establish a limited purpose state charter bank for use by licensed cannabis businesses passed on the Senate Floor.

Though Proposition 64 legalized adult-use cannabis in California, cannabis related businesses remain unable to deposit their income with federally-insured financial institutions, leading this $10 billion industry to operate mostly in cash.

Bill would tighten requirements for and authorize a study of the bail insurance market

May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that his legislation to further his ongoing examination of the state’s bail industry, Senate Bill 898, cleared the Senate Floor and is headed to the California State Assembly.

SB 898, which is co-authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), shines a light on the bail industry’s lending practices by authorizing the Insurance Commissioner to examine the bail insurance market, their profits, and the relationship between the risk assumed by the insurer and the rates charged to those seeking a bail bond.

SB 1076 requires CalOES to make recommendations on ways to protect against attacks on our electrical grid

May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that the California State Senate took steps to prepare for the future and protect its residents by unanimously passing his bill, Senate Bill 1076.  

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