Press Release

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Californians seeking mental health services would receive an updated version of a state-mandated brochure that identifies warnings signs of sexual misconduct by therapists, under a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that was approved Tuesday and sent to the governor.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Veterans who were convicted of a crime prior to 2015 could now have the opportunity to petition the court for a sentence reduction. If the original sentencing court did not consider service-related mental health problems at the time of the sentencing, a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine would allow veterans to have their sentences reconsidered.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Insurance Journal


California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that is intended to combat what are believed underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires.

AB 1797 by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Marin County, is expected to create a requirement for insurers writing residential property insurance to conduct a replacement cost estimate on an every other year basis.

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“We heard from wildfire survivors about the devastating realization of being underinsured due to inaccurate or outdated replacement cost models used by insurers,” Levine said in a statement. “After facing the most destructive wildfires in state history, Californians should not have to begin the recovery process underinsured. California has prioritized protecting consumers and helping prevent underinsurance.”

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(Sacramento) – The California State Legislature approved "the 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018," which puts California on the path to a carbon-free electrical supply by 2045, and sets a series of intermediate goals beginning in 2026, by which time half of the state’s energy needs would be supplied by renewable sources.  

Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, a co-author of Senate Bill 100, issued this statement on its passage: 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Press Democrat


By Bill Swindell

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation this week requiring insurance companies to provide homeowners an estimate every two years how much it would cost to replace their homes.

The legislation, AB 1797, sponsored by Assembly member Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, was in response to the plight many residents faced in the aftermath of last year’s wildfires. A large number of fire victims found themselves severely underinsured between their insurance payouts and the overall cost of rebuilding. Some face deficits as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill into law by Assemblymember Marc Levine that combats underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires. 

AB 1797 by Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, will create a requirement for insurers writing residential property insurance to conduct a replacement cost estimate on an every other year basis. This would ensure policy holders are covered with current and timely estimates that accurately reflect their property’s value.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Fox 40


If you've ever used too much data on your cellphone, you may have noticed your speed slow to a crawl. It's called "throttling," and California lawmakers are calling out Verizon for doing it to first responders fighting wildfires.

Smartphones, laptops and tablets have become vital tools for firefighters to save homes and lives.

That's why California lawmakers were furious to hear a group of Santa Clara firefighters operating a communications post during the Mendocino Complex Fire had their data restricted.

"This is unforgivable. It's inexcusable," said Marc Levine, a California state assemblyman. "This was not a fire drill. This was now the largest fire in California history, and only a year after the most destructive fire in California history."