Press Releases

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – North Bay) to increase transparency in California’s campaign finance disclosure requirements has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 903 (Levine) is the latest success by Levine to bolster California’s progressive campaign finance laws by providing the public with important information and increasing public confidence in our election system.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – North Bay) to increase transparency in California’s campaign finance disclosure requirements has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 903 (Levine) is the latest success by Levine to bolster California’s progressive campaign finance laws by providing the public with important information and increasing public confidence in our election system.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) to strengthen California’s data breach notification and consumer privacy protections was approved today by the State Assembly. 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. The measure was approved on a vote of 42 to 13.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D- Marin County) to ban smoking at California state parks and beaches was approved today by the State Assembly. AB 1718 was approved on a bipartisan vote of 56 to 18.

AB 1718 is similar to legislation authored by Assemblymember Levine in 2018, which would have banned smoking at designated picnic areas on state beaches and state parks. That bill was approved by the Legislature with bipartisan support, but was vetoed by former Governor Jerry Brown.  

Thursday, May 16, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In the wake of several natural gas pipeline disasters, the California State Assembly today unanimously approved AB 1166 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D- North Bay) to require natural gas utilities to supply “electronic positive response” to regional utility notification centers before excavations.  Regional utility notification centers are then required to make those responses available to public or private excavators. The measure was approved on a 74 to 0 vote.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – The California State Assembly today approved ACR 51 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County), which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Built eastward from Sacramento via the Central Pacific Railroad and westward from Council Bluffs, Nebraska via the Union Pacific Railroad, the railroads merged at the historic golden spike ceremony in Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) to prohibit mobile data service providers from limiting internet traffic to first responders during an emergency has been unanimously approved by the California State Assembly. The bipartisan 68 to 0 support for AB 1699 (Levine) is the latest action by the California Legislature to ensure that first responders are given unfettered access to cellular data, which is a critical tool to protect the lives and property of all Californians.