Press Releases

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D- Marin County) today led a statewide coalition of lawmakers in announcing the introduction of Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 12, to abolish the death penalty in California.

As introduced, ACA 12 would end California’s failed death penalty in 2020 by prohibiting a criminal sentence of death and require the re-sentencing of existing death penalty cases to a sentence of lifetime imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The constitutional amendment is co-authored by 23 members of the Legislature.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today named non-profit leader Socorro Romo as the California State Assembly’s Woman of the Year for Marin and southern Sonoma counties.

Romo was born in Jalisco, Mexico and moved to the United States in 1980, where she began her family in West Marin. Romo’s children attended West Marin School in Point Reyes Station and went on to attend local universities in the North Bay.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – San Rafael) today introduced a legislative package designed to strengthen and modernize California’s landmark Political Reform Act (Act). AB 902 (Levine) will codify into state law ten Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulations that have been adopted over the past several years, including limits and prohibitions of gifts to public officials, candidate filing and lobbyist registration requirements.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – San Rafael) today released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019 State of the State address.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

(Sacramento, CA)  – The California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) has awarded Assemblymember Marc Levine its Legislator of the Year Award for 2018, citing his ongoing support for mental health services and legal protections for veterans.

“Assemblymember Marc Levine has been a strong advocate for veterans who suffer from the invisible scars of military service. This office is deeply grateful for his dedication to veterans just like me,” said Sean Stephens, Marin County Veterans Service Officer.

Monday, December 3, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Shortly after taking the oath of office Monday, Assemblymember Marc Levine and a group of fellow Democrats introduced a bill to place a new tax on gun sales and use the money for violence-prevention programs.

Assembly Bill 18 was jointly authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, and Adrin Nazarian, D-North Hollywood. Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, David Chiu, D-San Francisco, Mike Gipson, D-Carson, Monique Limon, D-Santa Barbara, Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, signed on as co-authors.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine on Wednesday said he would place a tax on the sale of semiautomatic weapons and use the revenue to support community violence-prevention programs.

Those local efforts would be funded through the existing California Violence Intervention and Prevention Program (CalVIP), which last year awarded more than $8 million in grants to communities hit hard by gun violence.