Press Releases

After a year and a half of negotiations, the Senate and Assembly pass SB 606 and AB 1668, partner bills that would establish statewide water efficiency standards

May 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) today announced that Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman), which would establish permanent water efficiency goals across the state for the first time, passed on the Assembly and Senate Floors, respectively.

Senator from Van Nuys encouraged by Governor’s commitment to tax reform, bail reform, and other key policy priorities

May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, released the following statement today in response to the release of the May Revision to the Governor’s 2018-19 Budget:

Skirball’s Jocelyn Tetel to testify about need for funding to maintain and expand Center’s educational activities and cultural programs

May 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that Jocelyn Tetel, Vice President of Advancement of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, will testify this morning in the Senate Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Education in support of a budget augmentation for the Center that he authored.

Over $1 billion is committed to LA Metro, paving the way for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project

April 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), committed over $1 billion to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) for new transit corridors, as well as $36 million to the City of Los Angeles (LA DOT) for improving fuel efficiency of the city’s busses.

Bill focuses on increasing transparency and accountability of current cash bail practices

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, advanced a bill today that furthers his ongoing examination of the state’s bail industry, which includes SB 10, the Bail Reform Act of 2018.

SB 913 would ensure continued support for graffiti removal services in Los Angeles

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his bill to ensure the continued funding and operation of graffiti abatement programs in the City of Los Angeles cleared the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee and is headed to a vote on the Senate Floor.

Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Los Angeles have provided graffiti abatement services for almost three decades connecting people to their neighborhoods, empowering youth who benefit from employment experience, and community investment.

The bill, which has enjoyed bipartisan support, next heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee

April 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his legislation to create a banking fix for legal cannabis business in California cleared another critical hurdle on its pathway to becoming law. SB 930 passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee this morning on a bipartisan vote.

SB 1001, the BOT Act of 2018, passes Senate Judiciary Committee

April 24, 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 its second committee hearing when the Senate Judiciary Committee approved it on a 5-1 vote.

The bill moves on to face a vote in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee next week.

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that his legislation to help financial institutions safely conduct transactions with licensed cannabis businesses has cleared its first hearing in the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee. SB 930 would allow banks to issue checks to accountholders to be used for the following purposes:

SB 838 would create more secure method for corporations to issue and transfer share certificates

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, will present legislation today before the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee that would enable the use of blockchain technology for certain business practices in California. Blockchain is an emerging technology that allows records to be stored and updated on multiple computers using a distributed ledger technology.

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