Press Releases

Thursday, August 30, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – With strong bipartisan support, the state legislature on Wednesday sent Governor Jerry Brown a bill that could combat sexual harassment and eating disorders in the entertainment industry.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Californians seeking mental health services would receive an updated version of a state-mandated brochure that identifies warnings signs of sexual misconduct by therapists, under a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that was approved Tuesday and sent to the governor.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Veterans who were convicted of a crime prior to 2015 could now have the opportunity to petition the court for a sentence reduction. If the original sentencing court did not consider service-related mental health problems at the time of the sentencing, a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine would allow veterans to have their sentences reconsidered.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(Sacramento) – The California State Legislature approved "the 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2018," which puts California on the path to a carbon-free electrical supply by 2045, and sets a series of intermediate goals beginning in 2026, by which time half of the state’s energy needs would be supplied by renewable sources.  

Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, a co-author of Senate Bill 100, issued this statement on its passage: 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(Sacramento) – Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill into law by Assemblymember Marc Levine that combats underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires. 

AB 1797 by Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, will 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 estimates that accurately reflect their property’s value.

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.