Press Release

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Press Democrat

By Bill Swindell

The state Assembly May 10 passed legislation Thursday that would ensure homeowners are regularly provided an updated replacement cost estimate to rebuild their home.

The chamber by a 77-0 vote approved AB 1797 sponsored by Assembly member Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, part of package by local lawmakers to address the aftermath of last year’s wildfires, when many North Bay residents found themselves underinsured.

Levine argued the measure was needed because insurance companies are not mandated under law to produce or regularly update a replacement cost calculation for homeowners.

Monday, May 14, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – The state Assembly approved a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that combats underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires.

AB 1797 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) passed with a 77-0 floor vote. The bill would 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 amounts that accurately reflect their property’s value.

Friday, May 11, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today released an updated budget proposal, known as the May Revise, formally beginning final negotiations with the Legislature to craft a spending plan by the June 15 constitutional deadline.

Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, issued this statement commenting on the proposal:

Friday, May 11, 2018

(San Rafael, CA) – When Ross Valley residents want reliable information about flood risk, they go to local sources like town newsletters or the Marin Independent Journal ahead of the County of Marin, according to an online poll sponsored by Assemblymember Marc Levine.


“One thing seems clear,” said Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, “if you want to help Ross Valley residents educate themselves on disaster prevention, these local institutions need to be part of your outreach.”

Friday, May 11, 2018

San Diego Jewish World

The California Legislative Jewish Caucus on Monday commended Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for including in his final budget proposal funds to maintain and restore the landmark Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

The Governor released his May Revise in the State Capitol Monday, updating his January proposal with revenue totals from the income tax season.

The proposal included a $10 million, one-time appropriation toward a planned $20-million refurbishment of the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The museum opened in 1993 and has welcomed more than 7 million visitors.

“Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal will help Californians understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination that exist today,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus. “His recognition of troubling anti-Semitic trends and the importance of addressing them shows true thoughtfulness and leadership in combating the prejudiced climate we face today. I commend the Governor for recognizing the need to fight these issues head-on and educate Californians on this crucial history so that it may not repeat itself.”

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mercury News

By Nicoletta Lanese

Hundreds of animal activists across California are caught up in campaign preparations as a new cage-free farming initiative to ban cages for chickens, pigs and veal calves is expected to hit the ballot in November.