Press Releases

Friday, August 31, 2018

(Sacramento) – Californians visiting state parks and beaches could expect smoke-free picnic areas thanks to a new bill that lawmakers sent to Governor Jerry Brown for a signature on Friday.

Assembly Bill 1097, authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, would prohibit smoking in designated picnic areas in state parks and beaches.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Just two months after the Centers for Disease Control announced suicide death rates have risen significantly since the late 1990s, and following the tragic losses of fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, lawmakers sent Governor Jerry Brown Assembly Bill 1436 by Assemblymember Marc Levine that would require marriage and family therapists, educational psychologists and other mental health professionals to receive suicide prevention training.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – With strong bipartisan support, the state legislature on Wednesday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill that could combat sexual harassment and eating disorders in the entertainment industry.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Californians seeking mental health services would receive an updated version of a state-mandated brochure that identifies warnings signs of sexual misconduct by therapists, under a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that was approved Tuesday and sent to the governor.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Veterans who were convicted of a crime prior to 2015 could now have the opportunity to petition the court for a sentence reduction. If the original sentencing court did not consider service-related mental health problems at the time of the sentencing, a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine would allow veterans to have their sentences reconsidered.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(Sacramento) – The California State Legislature approved "the 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018," which puts California on the path to a carbon-free electrical supply by 2045, and sets a series of intermediate goals beginning in 2026, by which time half of the state’s energy needs would be supplied by renewable sources.  

Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, a co-author of Senate Bill 100, issued this statement on its passage: 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill into law by Assemblymember Marc Levine that combats underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires. 

AB 1797 by Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, will create a requirement for insurers writing residential property insurance to conduct a replacement cost estimate on an every other year basis. This would ensure policy holders are covered with current and timely estimates that accurately reflect their property’s value.