Press Releases

Thursday, August 23, 2018

(Sacramento) – A bill that would help ease costs associated with constructing disability related home improvements for seniors moved to the Governor’s desk for a signature on Monday after receiving unanimous bipartisan support from the State Senate.

Assembly Bill 2132, by Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, would allow local governments to waive or reduce building permit fees for people who are 60 years of age and older with a qualifying disability.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

(Sacramento) – A pair of bills that would allow Californians to taste distilled spirits in retail settings much as they do wine and beer moved a step closer to becoming law Monday.

Assembly Bills 1890 and 1891 by Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, Chair of the Select Committee on Craft Brewing and Distilling, build on 2015 legislation that created a separate license for craft distillers.

AB 1890 is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for a signature.  AB 1891 will return to the Assembly for a final vote before moving to the Governor’s desk.

Friday, August 10, 2018

(Sacramento) – The state Assembly on Thursday approved a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that combats underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires. 

AB 1797 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) passed with a 75-0 floor vote. The bill would 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 amounts that accurately reflect their property’s value.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – With President Trump’s trade war taking a new toll on the already diminished newspaper business, Assemblymember Marc Levine on Wednesday announced plans to counteract damaging tariffs, exempt newspapers from sales tax, and adopt labor policies to protect workers when newspapers change hands.

Tariffs slapped on Canadian paper used to print newspapers have driven up the costs 30 percent -- an increase that some small publishers say could put them out of business.

Monday, July 16, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that will make it easier for non-profit organizations to care for unaccompanied minors, keeping them out of detention and helping them obtain special immigrant juvenile status that allows them to remain in this country legally.

The measure, Assembly Bill 2642 by Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, enjoyed bipartisan support in both the State Senate and Assembly.

Monday, July 9, 2018

(Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine on Monday that requires insurance companies to let homeowners know whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their homes after a disaster.

Assembly Bill 1799, by Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, addresses consumer protection and underinsurance issues uncovered by the devastating 2017 wildfire season.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Following a General Management Plan settlement between the National Park Service and several litigants in 2017, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution by Assemblymember Marc Levine recognizing the importance of the culturally historic and environmentally sustainable ranching and dairying operations on the Point Reyes National Seashore.