On Sept. 13, 2017, Sen. Hertzberg spoke on the condition of the file. He asked Gov. Jerry Brown to provide guidance to the Department of Motor Vehicles to lift the automatic suspension of driver's licenses for people who fail to pay traffic tickets. A budget trailer bill that went into effect on June 27, 2017 prohibited the practice going forward. But, some 200,000 Californians presently have their driver's licenses suspended because they failed to pay traffic ticket fines or fees prior to June 27.