Press Releases

Monday, May 14, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Local government representatives and labor and building leaders joined Assemblymembers Marc Levine and Monique Limón for the first Assembly Select Committee Hearing on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding on Monday afternoon.

Two panels of experts discussed ongoing recovery efforts in Sonoma and Santa Barbara counties during an early afternoon hearing in the State Capitol. The select committee is co-chaired by Assemblymembers Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara).

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.”

Thursday, May 10, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, Co-Chair of the Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding, issued this statement on Governor Brown’s wildfire resources announcement:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – NAMI California, a grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness, named Assemblymember Marc Levine their Legislator of the Year.

Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, was recognized for advancing mental health policy in California.

“It’s a privilege for me to advocate for mental health policies that help Californians,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine. “I’ve worked to improve mental health services for veterans, prevent suicide, and reduce incarceration. I am honored to be recognized as NAMI’s Legislator of the Year.”

Thursday, May 3, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – The full state Assembly on Thursday approved a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that could make it easier for non-profit organizations to care for unaccompanied minors, keeping them out of detention and helping them obtain special immigrant juvenile status that allows them to remain in this country legally.