Press Releases

August 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced today that Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 10, the bill they authored that will eliminate the money bail system in California and replace it with a system that assesses each person’s individual public safety or flight risk.

“Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly,” said Governor Brown

August 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today applauded their colleagues in the Assembly for voting to pass SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, calling it a critical first step in tackling reforms that must be made to California’s criminal justice system.

Senator Hertzberg released the following statement:

August 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) expressed both delight and frustration about the fate of several of his key measures in yesterday’s Assembly Appropriations Committee suspense file hearing.

August 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) today revealed an updated proposal to eliminate the current system of money bail in California.

SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act, will instead establish a new system for determining a defendant’s custody status while they are awaiting trial – based not the defendant’s ability to pay, but instead on an assessment of their public safety risk and other factors.

June 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Senate and Assembly passed AB 375, a sweeping privacy measure that protects California consumers and their private information. Governor Brown then signed the bill, prompting proponents of the similar California Consumer Privacy Act initiative to pull their measure from the November ballot.

The authors of the legislation released the following statements upon passage of the bill:

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing the 2018-19 Budget, and highlighted a number of projects receiving funding in the San Fernando Valley. The historic budget, which includes a focus on responsible spending on education, infrastructure, and safety net programs, also includes the largest budget reserves in a generation, filling the maximum amount allowed into the Rainy Day Fund.

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that two of his bills succeeded this morning in their second Assembly committee hearings.

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:

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.

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.