Press Releases

Monday, November 26, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine will join fellow legislators in Carpinteria on Tuesday for a special informational hearing into California’s public warning systems and how those systems could evolve under recent changes in state law.

Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, will join his co-chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster, Response and Recovery, Assemblymember Monique Limon, D-Santa Barbara, as well as state Sen. Hanna-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who chairs the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management.

Monday, October 1, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – In the latest step toward a sexual harassment-free state Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine to require lobbyists to receive sexual harassment training.

“We need to make sure that everyone who does business in the Capitol understands what we mean by our zero-tolerance policy,” said Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin. “Mandated training is an effective method of getting that message across.”

The bill, AB 2055, enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support in both the State Assembly and State Senate.

Monday, October 1, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine to combat sexual harassment and eating disorders in the entertainment industry.

The measure, by Assemblymember Levine, D-Marin County, requires talent agencies to create educational materials on sexual harassment prevention, retaliation, nutrition, and eating disorders available to its adult artists. For minors entering the entertainment industry, the bill requires that they and their parents or legal guardian receive training in these areas.

Friday, September 21, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Homeowners who lose their houses to wildfire will be able to use their insurance to rebuild somewhere else under an urgency bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that took effect the moment the governor signed it Friday.

New laws typically take effect on January 1 of the year after they are passed, but special urgency bills, which require supermajority support, are enforceable as soon as they are signed by the governor.

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.

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.