Press Releases

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – As caravans of Central American asylum seekers began arriving at the U.S. border, lawmakers in Sacramento on Tuesday approved a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that could make it easier for non-profit organizations to care for unaccompanied minors, keep them out of detention and help them obtain special immigrant juvenile status that allows them to remain in this country legally.

Friday, April 27, 2018

(Santa Rosa, CA) – Local government and business leaders joined Assemblymember Marc Levine at Santa Rosa City Hall Friday afternoon for a two-hour public conversation about ongoing reconstruction efforts in Sonoma County following the most destructive fires in state history.

The City of Santa Rosa’s response to fire-devastated parts of the city and future plans for recovery were the subjects of discussion at the Community Conversation on Rebuilding in the North Bay hosted by Levine (D-San Rafael).

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – California college students who rely on state aid could have a better chance of graduating in four years under a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that was approved by a key policy committee in the state Capitol Tuesday.

Under existing law, students who receive Cal Grants are prohibited from using those funds for summer courses, which many undergrads need to keep on track for graduation in four years. Assembly Bill 3153 by Levine, D-San Rafael, would remove that restriction.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

(Sacramento) – A bill requiring billion-dollar corporations to pay sub-contracted service workers such as custodians and security guards fair wages based on the location of their work was approved by the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee last week.

AB 1902, introduced Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County), issued this statement following its passage:

Monday, April 23, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine’s bill to create a state watchdog to help Californians protect personal information online cleared its first policy committee.

The Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection approved AB 2182 last week by Levine, (D-Marin County), which would create the California Data Protection Authority (CDPA).

“We must put an end to the Wild West mentality that there are no rules or protections on the internet,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine. “The California Data Protection Authority can help protect Californians from having their data used against them in unintended and damaging ways.”

AB 2182 passed the committee on a 6-1 vote. The bill establishes an authority to help users protect their personal data and assist them in removing their data and profiles from websites.

The bill was introduced in February, prior to revelations that the British data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica had exploited the private information of 87 million Facebook users.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

(Sacramento) – A key policy committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a pair of wildfire-inspired bills by Assemblymember Marc Levine that would require insurance companies to let homeowners know whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their homes after a disaster.

AB 1799 and AB 1800, by Levine (D-Marin County), passed the Assembly Insurance Committee with a 13-0 unanimous bipartisan vote. The bills address consumer protection and underinsurance issues uncovered by the devastating 2017 wildfire season.