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June 25, 2017

MALIBU - At least a hundred kids from across Los Angeles County spent the day surfing, learning about the ocean environment and engaging with their state representatives in a whole new way at State Senator Henry Stern's Inaugural Surf Summit.

The event was the brainchild of Senator Stern who engaged the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Malibu, West San Gabriel Valley, West Valley, and Variety Boys & Girls Club to participate and shuttle their members out to Zuma Beach for the summit.

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Local highlights include district funding for career technical education and care for people with developmental disabilities

June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern released the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the 2017-18 state budget: 

“California's economy is surging, and while we could have spent more, this budget shows restraint.  Given the chaos in Washington, and inevitability of future downturns in the economy, bolstering the rainy day fund to $12 billion and reducing long-term pension liabilities makes good fiscal sense,” stated Senator Henry Stern.

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June 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA –Today Senator Henry Stern honored Mike Puetz, owner of Canoga Park’s Henri’s Restaurant, at the California Small Business Day Awards Ceremony held in Sacramento.  The annual awards ceremony honors the contributions of small businesses to the State of California.

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SB 57 would require regulators to determine what caused the 2015 blowout before fully re-opening the storage field.

May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, State Senator Henry Stern’s SB 57 stalled today on the Senate Floor, falling three votes shy of the two-thirds threshold required to pass it on an urgency basis. 

“Given the power of the gas lobby, I’m not surprised the bill stalled,” remarked Senator Stern. “I will continue to fight to give the residents of the north San Fernando Valley and Southern California ratepayers the comfort that another disaster like this never happens again.”

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Call for entry for local artists to submit their original works for consideration

May 24, 2017

Call for entry to Senator Henry Stern's local Artist Showcase & Capitol Exhibition

State Senator Henry Stern is seeking artist submissions of original works which capture the spirit of California, and in particular Senate District 27, while reflecting on this moment in history.

Finalists will be featured in a local summer showcase in Southern California with one work selected to be displayed in the State Capitol art exhibit through September 2018.

**Submissions due midnight on Friday, June 9th

In the News

The bipartisan measure to childproof edible cannabis products heads to Assembly

May 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, State Senator Henry Stern’s SB 794, which would require each single serving of an edible marijuana product to be marked with a universal symbol and sold in child-resistant packaging, was approved on the Senate floor with no “no” votes. The bill now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.