Press Releases

Thursday, September 3, 2020

(SAN RAFAEL, CA) – After the botched management of the COVID-19 pandemic inside San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin), Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today learned that the Department of Industrial Relations had ‘red tagged’ and closed the prison’s dental unit because it was not following proper health and safety protocols and potentially exposing incarcerated people and staff to the coronavirus.

 

Friday, August 28, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Kathleen Allison as the new Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), effective October 1.

 

Thursday, August 13, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) to protect the personal data of COVID-19 positive or exposed individuals in California has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The 7 to 2 vote on AB 660 (Levine) would limit the use of data collected through a state or local COVID-19 contact tracing program only to conduct contact tracing activities.

Monday, August 3, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – A dry spring and hot a summer. A forested tinderbox ready to explode with a spark. A State Senator whose district has been devastated by wildfires unwilling to act. Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today called on Senator Bill Dodd (D – Napa) and the Senate Governmental Organization Committee to have his legislation, allowing a state or local state of emergency to be declared as a result of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) heard and voted upon before the legislature’s adjournment at the end of August.

 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – As COVID-19 continues to kill medically vulnerable Californians housed at skilled nursing facilities (SNF), the State Senate’s Health Committee, chaired by Senator Richard Pan (D – Sacramento) is refusing to hear legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County), which would create best practices and uniform health and safety guidelines to keep these vulnerable residents safe in the event of a pandemic or other emergency.

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – With COVID-19 disrupting the lives of all Californians, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today announced a package of COVID-19 related bills to address impacts of the pandemic on families and businesses across the state.

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) released the following statement made during today’s Senate Public Safety Committee’s informational hearing on the COVID-19 crisis at California state prisons including San Quentin State Prison located in Levine’s Marin County district.