Press Releases

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – The state Senate on Monday approved a bill by Assemblymember Marc Levine that could 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, passed on a 37-0 bipartisan floor vote.

Friday, June 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – This Saturday is the deadline for lawful owners of assault weapons enabled with bullet buttons to register those weapons under a law authored by Assemblymember Marc Levine that expands the definition of an “assault weapon” to include guns equipped with so-called bullet buttons that make it easier to replace empty ammunition magazines with full ones.

Assembly Bill 1135 by Assembly Levine, D-Marin County, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) –Governor Jerry Brown has officially declared June 29 “William T. Bagley Day” to honor the former North Bay lawmaker whose name has become synonymous with government transparency. Assemblymember Marc Levine personally requested this recognition from Governor Brown.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

(Sacramento) – The California State Legislature passed a measure on Thursday that bans local governments in California from imposing, increasing, levying and collecting, or enforcement of any tax, fee, or other assessment on groceries until January 1, 2031.

The measure, Assembly Bill 1838, effectively prevents local governments from taxing items like sugary drinks or soda in an effort to dissuade residents from unhealthy drink options.

Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, issued this statement on the measure’s passage:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

(Sacramento) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down rules requiring public employees pay union dues to fund collective bargaining efforts in the Janus v. AFSCME case.

Assemblymember Marc Levine, D-Marin County, issued this statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling to make union payments voluntary:

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Marc Levine on Tuesday sent a letter to North Bay residents, denouncing the Trump Administration’s inhumane policy of separating immigrant families at the border. The message also enumerates measures the California Legislature has taken to protect asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors.

Assemblymember Levine, D-North Bay, also posted the letter on his social media pages. The letter is below:

“Dear Friends,