Press Releases

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dear friend,

This month’s wildfires and Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) multiple Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) have been extraordinarily challenging for North Bay communities. During this unprecedented crisis, I have met with many of you at evacuation or community resource centers and have been inspired by your resilience.

As we continue to see the impacts of the global climate crisis on our daily lives, there are important resources available to help keep you and your loved ones safe during this or any future disaster event.

Monday, October 28, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) released the following statement in response to the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) investigation of electric investor owned utilities’ use of Public Safety Power Shut-offs.

Monday, October 28, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – As Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) second Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) continues to leave millions without power, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today announced urgency legislation to authorize the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to temporarily appoint a Public Administrator to oversee the management of PG&E. Levine plans to introduce the legislation when the legislature reconvenes in January 2020.

Friday, October 25, 2019

(SAN RAFAEL, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today called on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to identify additional tools that may be necessary to increase oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), including use of embedded regulators to build public confidence in the short term and long term administration of these essential utility services.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) and State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) today applauded Governor Gavin Newsom’s action requesting an investigation of a “mystery surcharge” in the state’s retail gas prices by Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Earlier this year, Levine, Hill and seventeen legislators called for an investigation into potentially illegal price fixing in the state’s retail gasoline market after the state’s Petroleum Market Advisory Committee found irregularities in the price of gas at large retail establishments. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) to strengthen California’s data breach notification and consumer privacy protections has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 1130 (Levine), sponsored by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra closes a loophole in the state’s existing data breach notification law by requiring businesses to notify consumers of compromised passport numbers and biometric information. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation by Senator Steve Glazer (D- Orinda) and Assemblymember Marc Levine (D- Marin County) to ban smoking and vaping at California state parks and beaches has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.