Assemblymember Levine to Hold Informational Hearing on Western States Pact to Address COVID-19

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on International and Regional Agreements will hold an informational hearing to discuss the Western States Pact and the regional efforts of California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Colorado to protect the public’s health and strategically reopen state economies during the COVID-19 pandemic.


On April 14, 2020, Governor Newsom announced details of a regional agreement with the states of Oregon and Washington that establishes strategic goals and science driven outcomes, which could allow for a modification or strategic lifting of the current stay at home order due to COVID-19. Colorado and Nevada later joined this regional agreement known as the Western States Pact.


The hearing will provide an opportunity for private sector and labor leaders to discuss the impact of this regional agreement on agriculture, retail, the service industry and our workforce. This hearing will provide the public with important legislative oversight of this regional agreement and its impacts on public health and the economy.


The public is encouraged to provide comment using the following toll-free phone number:  (877) 692-8957, Access Code: 7345131


What: Assembly Select Committee on International and Regional Agreements (Levine, Chair)

An Overview of the Western States Pact to Address COVID-19


Who:   Assemblymember Marc Levine, Chair

            Members, Assembly Select Committee on International and Regional Agreements

            Sara Flocks, Policy Coordinator, California Labor Federation

Lance Hastings, President, California Manufacturers & Technology Association

Jamie Johansson, President, California Farm Bureau Federation

Rachel Michelin, President, California Retailers Association

Matthew Sutton, Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs & Public Policy, California Restaurant Association


When: Friday, May 22, 2020, 10:00 AM

Where: State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento, CA 95814


This hearing will be livestreamed on the Assembly’s website at: or