Press Releases

Stern Urges Homeowners to Tune In & Take Part In Monday Hearing by State Insurance Commissioner

October 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The wildfires that have ravaged the 27th Senate District and so many other areas of California haven’t just taken lives, destroyed tens of thousands of homes, and burned millions upon millions of acres of land.  They’ve also driven the cost of homeowner’s insurance through the roof or, in some cases, made insurance nearly impossible to get.

Stern Authored & Co-Authored Measures Will Help Californians Be Better Prepared When They Take Effect on January 1, 2021

October 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO – This morning, more than two dozen wildfires continue to rage across California in a year when nearly four million acres of land have been charred, 29 people have been killed and over 7,200 structures have been destroyed.

It’s against that backdrop that Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) announced the Governor has signed three measures that, when they take effect in January, should help people better protect themselves against fire-related and other emergencies.

September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Medically vulnerable Californians will be eligible for discounted electricity rates and early notification of public safety power shutoff (PSPS) and rolling blackout events now that SB 596 by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) has been signed into law.

September 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) thanked Governor Newsom during a virtual news conference today for signing AB 1788 (Bloom, Stern, Friedman), which severely tightens the use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) until  the state’s Department  of Pesticide  Regulation (DPR) does a complete re-evaluation of the use of the deadly poisons here in California.

Stern’s SB 1320 Signed into Law to Put a State Cost on Climate Change

September 25, 2020

SACRAMENTO – As the Bobcat Fire in L.A. County grew to more than 114,000 acres, serving as another stark reminder of the worsening climate crisis, SB 1320 by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) was signed into law.  The bill aims to put a comprehensive price tag on California’s climate liabilities and serve as a financial reminder of why this crisis needs to be addressed now.

September 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Following Wednesday’s bold climate announcement by Governor Newsom, a coalition of California legislators announced they are looking forward to beginning the hard legislative work needed to truly attack the climate emergency.

Using Twitter, Facebook & Other Avenues to Intentionally Mislead Voters About Their VBM Rights Now Violates California Law in the Wake of Governor's Signature on SB 739 (Stern)

September 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – As a record number of voters in California and across the nation prepare to cast vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots in the November 3, 2020, General Election, the amount of mis-information about people’s VBM rights also appears to be at an all-time high.  Putting an end to that misinformation – and prosecuting people who intentionally attempt to suppress the rights of VBM voters – is the goal of SB 739 (Stern), which has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom and will take effect immediately.