Press Releases

May 24, 2023


May 24, 2023

SB302- Compassionate Access to Medical Cannabis Act

May 8, 2023


May 8, 2023

SCA2- One step closer to extending voting rights


SACRAMENTO- California may be the first state to extend voting rights to all 17-year-olds. Los Angeles Senator Henry Stern is leading the movement to engage young voters by motivating young adults in high school to get to the polls. 


April 25, 2023

On the heels of an agreement between State Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Judiciary Chair Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) to delay the hearing of Senate Bill 845, the senators released the following statement:
“We are aligned on the importance and urgency of passing legislation to address the harms facing children on social media.

March 1, 2023

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.

February 16, 2023

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.”

Applauding Governor Newsom, Sen. Energy Chair Bradford Calls for Ratepayer Protection, Federal Investigation, Stern Proposes Bill on Smarter Gas Planning to Avoid Stranded Assets and Windfall Profits

February 7, 2023

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.

January 26, 2023

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.