Press Releases

SB 1001, the BOT Act of 2018, next heads to Senate Judiciary Committee

April 16, 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 identify the presence of automated accounts on their sites, cleared its first hurdle by passing the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development on an 8-1 vote.

SB 931 passes in Senate Public Safety Committee on 6-0 vote, heads to Senate Floor

April 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his bill to ensure that a person’s custody status is not the sole reason for delaying a mental health evaluation is headed for a vote on the Senate Floor.

Under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act of 1967, public guardians or conservators can help individuals receive treatment from medical facilities and look after their welfare and financial matters. It is an indispensable resource that allows a court-approved adult to provide for the welfare and safety of a gravely mentally ill adult. 

Announcement comes after Sen. Hertzberg’s September letter to the Governor urging him to lift the suspension of driver’s licenses for 200,000 Californians

March 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that they had lifted all drivers’ license suspensions that were based solely on Failure to Pay (FTP) violations.

Attorney General announces he will not seek an appeal to recent bail ruling; calls for reforms to California’s current bail system

February 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, released a statement in response to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s announcement that he will not seek an appeal to the First District Court of Appeal of California’s recent ruling that current bail setting practices are unconstitutional.

The Middle Class Tax Relief Act aims to modernize California’s tax system, offset impacts of Trump tax law

February 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced legislation today to reduce middle class income taxes by expanding California’s modest service taxes to target other high-end services. Taken together, the tax modernization in Hertzberg’s bill will help to counteract the damage done by the Trump tax in Washington.

Court ruling specifically highlights SB 10 as it deems current California money bail system unconstitutional

January 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Last week, the First District Court of Appeal of California declared current bail setting practices unconstitutional.  In its ruling, the court states that legislation is, “desperately needed” and mentions SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017 authored by Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Asm. Rob Bonta (D-Oakland).

SB 930 would help financial institutions safely conduct transactions with cannabis businesses

January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, introduced legislation today to help financial institutions safely conduct transactions with cannabis businesses. SB 930 would allow financial institutions to work with licensed cannabis businesses to:

Supported by state funding, the $92 million project will clean up and restore the use of groundwater as a safe, high-quality source of drinking water in the San Fernando Valley

January 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, released the following statement today following the groundbreaking of the North Hollywood West Groundwater Treatment Project:

SB 898 asks Department of Insurance to examine companies that provide coverage to California bail industry

January 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, introduced legislation this week to complement his ongoing examination of the state’s bail industry by asking the California Department of Insurance (CDI) to study the bail insurance market.

January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, released the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2018-19 Budget.

“In the face of so much uncertainty coming from Washington D.C., Governor Brown has again proposed a responsible budget that pays down California’s debt and bulks up our Rainy Day Fund.

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