Press Releases

Trump’s latest attempt to prop up "Kangaroo Commission" deeply concerning to security of Californians' voting rights, say Berman and Stern

May 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Chairmen of the Senate and Assembly Elections Committees, State Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Marc Berman issued a joint statement condemning President Trump’s latest Executive Order announcing a commission to investigate voter fraud. Meanwhile Trump’s own Administration is under active FBI investigation.

Measure providing assistance to victims of abuse heads to Assembly

May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, State Senator Henry Stern’s SB 756, which would provide restitution for mental health services to young sexual abuse victims, was unanimously approved by the Senate. The bill now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

A glance at Senator Stern’s jobs tour of the San Fernando Valley with Senator Hertzberg and the Valley Economic Alliance

May 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Last Friday State Senator Henry Stern, along with Senator Bob Hertzberg, and members of the Valley Economic Alliance, visited several local businesses throughout the San Fernando Valley to seek input about innovative ways to bring jobs to and elevate the economic vitality of the region.

The tour included stops at Aerojet, in Canoga Park; toy maker MGA Entertainment’s new campus in Chatsworth; Cal State University Northridge; Brent’s Deli in Northridge; and Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc., in North Hollywood.

Effort to improve turnout by focusing on convenience and efficiency

April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, State Senator Henry Stern presented his first bill, SB 286 on the Senate floor. The legislation aims to increase voter turnout and reduce the cost of elections. It passed the Senate on a 28-12 bi-partisan vote.

SB 286 will allow voters who misplace or do not receive their vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots to cast a regular ballot if it is certified that the ballot has not already been received.

Committees vote unanimously in favor of legislation to promote justice for victims of child sexual abuse and human trafficking

April 18, 2017

(Sacramento) – A set of public safety initiatives by State Senator Henry Stern are moving forward in the Legislature after receiving unanimous approval in their first committee hearings today.

SB 57 (Stern) moves forward after testimony from safety experts and community residents

April 4, 2017

 

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee today voted in favor of Senate Bill 57 an urgency measure by State Senator Henry Stern to stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Facility until state regulators have completed an investigation to determine the root cause of the massive methane leak which took months to plug and displaced more than 8,000 families from their homes.

Senate Government and Finance Committee Votes Unanimously in Favor

March 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Government and Finance Committee voted with unanimous, bi-partisan support for Senate Bill 683, a measure by State Senator Henry Stern to require the state's annual budget be made available to the public in a downloadable, spreadsheet format.

Top Engineer and Safety Experts Scheduled to Testify Before Energy Committee

March 20, 2017

The Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee will hear testimony and vote on Senate Bill 57 on Tuesday, March 21st.  The hearing comes after weeks of delay since the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee voted 7-2 in favor of the urgency measure.

Students Provide Input on Civic Engagement in Person and Through Video Testimony

March 20, 2017

 

Participants in the first California State Senate Elections Committee hearing held at a high school shared their success stories on youth civic engagement with an audience of about 200 high school and college students and others on Friday, March 17.  Hundreds of students around the state also watched a live stream of the event and provided video testimony.

Event to Explore New Ways to Boost Civic Engagement Among Young Californians

March 10, 2017

WHAT:  Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee Informational Hearing 

WHEN:  Friday, March 17, 2017, 1-3 p.m.

WHERE:  Reseda High School, 18230 Kittridge St., Reseda

Community members are invited to attend and participate in the first in a series of official hearings to help shape policies to improve civic engagement and youth voter turnout in California.