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Thursday, February 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) has introduced Assembly Bill 538 that will improve the availability, efficiency, and quality of medical evidentiary examinations for sexual assault survivors.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) introduced legislation enlisting medical and mental health providers in the state’s struggle to prevent firearm violence.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s first State of the State address today:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019

In a reflection of just how dire the state’s housing crisis has become for its young residents, a Palo Alto legislator has proposed allowing community college students to sleep overnight in their cars in school parking lots.

Assembly Marc Berman calls it Safe Lot legislation, and it would require the state’s community colleges to give homeless students access to their parking lots and facilities—so long as that student is in good standing with the college.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A local lawmaker is looking to ease the burden of students struggling with the cost of living by proposing a law allowing those attending community colleges to sleep in their car overnight on campus.

Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, proposed Assembly Bill 302 last week with an eye on helping students who attend community college without access to stable housing.

Acknowledging the proposal arrives in advance of a larger, more substantial solution, Berman said he believes the initiative could assist many students pressed to make ends meet.

Friday, February 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) has introduced legislation that would allow homeless community college students to sleep in their vehicles overnight in campus parking facilities.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

California’s housing crisis has left hundreds of thousands of community college students either homeless or facing the threat of being homeless.

A new California State Assembly bill offers a potential remedy — letting students sleep in their vehicles in campus parking lots and structures.

Assembly Bill 302, sponsored by Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, would require the California Community College system to make their college parking system accessible overnight to any enrolled student in good standing. State law already requires that community colleges provide homeless students with access to shower facilities on campus.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

A bill proposed in the California State Assembly would allow homeless community college students to sleep in their vehicles in campus parking lots, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The bill is reportedly aimed at combatting California’s increasing homeless problem — particularly among college students — as property values and rent prices soar in the state.