The state is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the San Mateo County and Santa Clara County Departments of Public Health to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. My office continues to place our highest priority on the safety and well-being of you and your loved ones. Please see our dedicated page for information and resources related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Town Hall
Join Assemblymember Marc Berman and special guest Dr. Yvonne Maldonado for a virtual COVID19 Town Hall on Thursday, December 17th from 5:30 - 6:30pm to learn more about how the Regional Stay-At-Home Order impacts our community and about the recent developments in vaccines and what we can expect over the coming months.
Dr. Maldonado is a member of the Governor’s Vaccine Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, and will provide updates on COVID-19 vaccines, including safety and distribution plans for our community.
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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) have introduced new legislation, Assembly Bill 775, to ban political candidates or committees from pre-checking the recurring donation box on their websites, and to require them to obtain affirmative consent before enrolling campaign donors in recurring contributions.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to the Legislature’s passage of the 2021-2022 State Budget:
“Today we passed a state budget that will strengthen California’s recovery after fifteen long months of uncertainty and hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While millions of Californians are struggling, this budget makes critical investments in homelessness and housing, education, and small business support, all of which will contribute to the California Comeback.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement regarding his decision to press pause on AB 1091, legislation to reform the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) governing board.
Leave aside, for a moment, the usual complaints about leaf blowers and lawn mowers — that their noise and smell are noxious and inescapable in most neighborhoods. There’s another, more pressing reason to phase out gas-powered garden equipment: This year, for the first time, leaf blowers, weed whackers, lawn mowers and other devices with small off-road engines are expected to produce more smog-forming emissions than passenger cars.
How is that possible? It’s in the numbers — there are more blowers, trimmers and other small engines in California than there are sedans and coupes. And unlike cars, which have gotten cleaner under increasingly stringent emissions standards, garden equipment hasn’t been regulated as strictly.
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Earlier this month, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer and the Lady Cardinals held off the Arizona Wildcats 54-53 to win the 2021 NCAA women’s basketball title in San Antonio. It was the Stanford women’s first national title since 1992 and their third overall.
Stanford scored another impressive third when VanDerveer was named the Naismith women’s college basketball coach of the year, an honor she also received in 1990 and 2011.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines (SORE), which are primarily used in lawn and garden equipment, including leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other outdoor power equipment. AB 1346 would require new sales of SORE to be zero-emission by 2024 or whenever the California Air Resources Board (CARB) determines is feasible, whichever is later.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California, and the Campaign for College Opportunity announced the introduction of AB 928, critical legislation to significantly increase the number of students transferring from California Community Colleges to four-year universities.