Press Releases

Program would be funded by unclaimed funds to help public-interest law

July 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to help low-income Californians have greater access to equal justice, a plan by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to use unclaimed funds to help attorneys practice public-interest law today passed its first Assembly policy test.

“The cause is just and the price is right,” Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, said before the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 134 on a bipartisan vote. “The impact on low-income communities having true access to justice is nothing less than extraordinary.”

Comments came during the first Special Session hearing by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure July 2, 2015

July 6, 2015

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Honor recognizes efforts to reduce disparities in mental health care

July 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In recognition of his efforts to champion greater access to mental health care, Sen. Bob Hertzberg received a first-ever leadership award from a statewide advocacy group.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg measure would help working Californians

June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A key California Assembly policy committee today approved a revised traffic-fine bill by Sen. Bob Hertzberg to improve access to the courts for Californians seeking to contest minor traffic infractions.

Public high school students win national award for fourth time in five years

June 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Members of the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team stand with Sen. Bob Hertzberg Monday during special recognition ceremonies on the Senate floor for winning the 2015 National  Academic Decathlon Championship.

Beaming like a proud parent, Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, introduced the 11-member team and coaches after asking fellow senators a couple of the questions posed during recent competition, such as:

What is the standard reduction potential of gold?

Answer: 1.692.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg seeks to undo ‘criminalizing the poor’

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s efforts to reduce unreasonable fees added to minor traffic-infraction fines is included in the budget deal reached by Gov. Brown and fellow lawmakers, under the budget agreement approved today. 

Actions follow Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s legislative efforts

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to help prevent mentally ill inmates from returning to prison, the state spending plan approved by lawmakers today includes $3 million in additional program funding pushed by Sen. Bob Hertzberg.

“This money will go toward paying for programs to help jailed persons living with mental illness,” Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, said after senators approved the 2015-16 budget agreement. “It can be used to provide treatment and training for people suffering from mental illness.”  

Watch, listen to his remarks in support of the new budget

June 15, 2015

Measures are priorities for end of session

June 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Cutting traffic fines, helping the poor and turning around abysmal voter turnout will be among the key proposed laws Sen. Bob Hertzberg will be pushing after their passage this week by the state Senate.

Sen. Bob Hertzberg seeks to boost civic participation

June 3, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to improve turnout, all registered voters in Los Angeles County would receive vote-by-mail ballots under a Sen. Bob Hertzberg bill that today received Senate approval.

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