Press Releases

Bill by Senator Stern would allow participating counties to create new form of conservatorship for those who cannot care from themselves

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO Yesterday afternoon, the California State Senate voted unanimously to pass SB 1045​, a bill authored by State Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) to help local governments reduce chronic homelessness and address threats to public safety by expanding and strengthening California conservatorship laws.  

May 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission released a report on the health impacts from well-control activities after the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

After Trump ends protection, bill seeks state ban on endangered species trophies

April 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Today the Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 1487, the Iconic African Species Protection Act by Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) in a 5-2 vote.

April 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO — The Senate Committee on Education on Wednesday supported Senate Bill 1275, the Plan Against College Hunger Act by State Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), in a unanimous 6-0 vote.

California State Senate Oversight Hearing to Take a Closer Look Tomorrow at 9:30 am

March 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Responding to a weekend decision by an employee of the California Public Utilities Commission to allow SoCalGas to dramatically expand the usage of Aliso Canyon, without public notice or Commission approval, Senator Stern questioned the basis of the decision.

Bill expands conservatorship law to allow counties broader reach and more flexibility to help the most vulnerable individuals suffering from chronic homelessness, severe mental illness, and drug addiction.

February 1, 2018

Sacramento –  Today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) announced a bill to expand conservatorships for California’s most vulnerable residents who cannot care for themselves and who are dying on our streets.

January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In his final State of the State address, Governor Jerry Brown warned that because of the increasing damage being wrought on Californians by climate change “we have to innovate constantly and create all manner of shelter, machines and creative technologies. That will continue, but only with ever greater public and private investment.”