SB 57 would require regulators to determine what caused the 2015 blowout before fully re-opening the storage field.
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.”
Call for entry for local artists to submit their original works for consideration
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
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.
Trump’s latest attempt to prop up "Kangaroo Commission" deeply concerning to security of Californians' voting rights, say Berman and Stern
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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.