PUBLIC SAFETY

Protecting our Co...

Stern is the co-sponsor of the most aggressive legislation in the nation to protect our children from violent sexual predators. As our Assemblyman, Stern will crack down on the violent MS-13 gang. Steve worked closely with law enforcement to secure critical funding and resources to bring down some of the most dangerous criminals in our neighborhoods.

Stern will advocate for commonsense gun safety laws, like stronger background checks and bans on assault rifles and high capacity magazines. And, he will combat the opioid epidemic plaguing our communities. Steve sponsored legislation
to proactively ban deadly synthetic opioids before they hit our streets.

CHILDREN

Protecting our Ch...

Consistently committed to protecting the health and safety of our most vulnerable, Stern sponsored the “Toxin-Free Toddlers and Babies Act,” landmark “First in the Nation” legislation to prohibit the sale of baby bottles containing the hazardous chemical BPA.

SENIORS

Seniors

As a Legislator Stern created the first “Silver Alert” system in New York, which assists in the safe return of our loved ones with Alzheimer’s and has now been expanded by the Suffolk County Police Department to include those with special needs, such as autism, developmental disabilities, and severe mental illness.

ENVIRONMENT

Protecting our En...

Stern authored successful legislation to preserve precious open space, strengthen penalties against illegal dumping and created the “Shed the Meds” pharmaceutical collection program to protect our environment, our drinking water, and our young people.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

Veterans

Steve Stern strongly believes that when a soldier goes off to protect the ground we stand on it is unacceptable that he or she should have to come home to sleep on it. He introduced and passed the “Housing Our Homeless Heroes Act,” critical legislation to end veteran’s homelessness and ensure that our veterans and their families have a place to call home. His legislative initiative has not only served as a model for other jurisdictions, but was also cited as an important factor in achieving an “effective end” to veteran’s homelessness on Long Island.

Stern is also the author of the “Protect Our Fallen Heroes Act” which protects military funerals from reprehensible and disrespectful protests upon families grieving the loss of their loved ones to ensure respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.