Press Releases

Thursday, September 20, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine to ensure the California State University online programs are continuously improved and evaluated in order to meet the students’ needs.

The measure, Assembly Bill 1062 by Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, enjoyed bi-partisan support in both the State Senate and Assembly.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine to require mental health professionals to undergo suicide prevention training.

The measure, Assembly Bill 1436 by Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, enjoyed bipartisan support in both the State Senate and Assembly.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Military veterans serving time prison could petition the courts to reconsider their sentences if battle trauma was a factor in the behavior that led to their incarceration, under a bill by Marc Levine that will take effect in January.

Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 865 into law on Wednesday. The measure, by Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, enjoyed bi-partisan support in both houses of the Legislature, clearing its final two hurdles without a single vote in opposition.

Monday, September 17, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that would help ease permit fees for disability-related home improvements for seniors.

The bill, AB 2132, received overwhelming bipartisan approval (73-0) on the final vote that sent it to the governor.
When the law takes effect in January, local governments will have the authority to waive or reduce building permit fees for people who are 60 years of age and older with a qualifying disability.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – As leaders from around the world convene a climate change summit in the Bay Area, Assemblymember Marc Levine on Tuesday announced an infusion of state grant money to help Marin County dairies expand their methane-control efforts.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture awarded nearly $1.4 million in cap-and-trade funds to a pair of Marin dairies to support “alternative manure management” programs. McClelland Dairy received about $750,000 and Deniz Dairy received about $615,000.

Friday, August 31, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – 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.