Press Releases

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.

Wednesday, May 1, 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 Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee. The bipartisan 11 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.

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.