Stern 2022 Legislative Update
Senator Henry Stern was elected to the California State Senate in November of 2016. He represents the diverse constituents of the 27th district that includes just under half of Ventura County and parts of Los Angeles County.
Senator Stern has worked tirelessly as a fierce advocate for the 27th district on important issues such as the environment, clean energy, wildfire mitigation, housing, mental healthcare, and public safety throughout his community.
In the Media
Southern California Gas Company Evades the Call to Testify Before Senate Energy Committee in Tuesday’s Oversight Hearing
SACRAMENTO – One hour into the Senate Energy Committee PUC Oversight hearing, Senator Stern was dismayed to hear that SoCalGas would not be taking the stand to testify while ratepayers are left reeling with gas bills up to 300% higher than usual. The last minute change to their scheduled appearance reflects the same lack of transparency that the company has exhibited as it blindsided everyday families over the last few months with soaring utility bills.
SACRAMENTO – “The question is, how much faith do we have in our young people?” said Senator Stern as he introduced SCA 2 to extend the right to vote to all Californian citizens one year earlier than every other state. Stern added “If we can ask 17 year olds to join our military, and allow 16 year olds to drive a car, then we must surely trust them to vote.”
SACRAMENTO – While soaring utility gas bills have left a gaping hole in family budgets across the southland, Sempra Energy is facing increasing scrutiny for putting executive and shareholder profits ahead of the customers served by the gas utilities they own.
Echoing recent calls by Governor Newsom and California Senate Energy Utilities & Communications Chair Steve Bradford to investigate price spikes and protect ratepayers, Stern proposed legislation that could strengthen the hand of state regulators and avert price spikes or windfall profits in the future.
Sacramento, CA - Today, State Senator Stern announced legislation to bring the State of California to the table in revitalizing the Sepulveda Basin prior to the 2028 Olympics.
Sacramento, CA - In response to the Senate Pro Temp Atkins release of committee assignments earlier this week, Senator Henry Stern (D- Calabasas) said “I’m grateful to Pro Tem Atkins for appointing me to lead the Legislature on climate as Chair of Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies and as the Senate Member on the California Air Resources Board.
Sacramento, CA- SB 1472- Ryan’s law, set to take effect January 1, 2023, will give more tools to prosecutors who seek justice for deaths caused by egregiously hazardous driving. This legal change, named after Ryan Koeppel, an Encino teenager killed by a repeat extreme speeder, adds speeding 100+ mph, street racing, and participating in a side show to the definition of gross negligence. Thereby increasing the penalties for fatalities caused by these activities and forcing District Attorneys across the state to recognize the seriousness of these crimes.
Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom announced appointments to the Governor’s Council on
Holocaust and Genocide Education (Council). The Council was created when evidence showing
a lack of knowledge about the Holocaust and other recent genocides among California students
came to light. The Council will focus on education about the Holocaust and genocides with a
particular emphasis on the public school system.
“I look forward to working with all of the new Governor's appointees. As Co-Chair of this