2019 Bills

Assemblymember Marc Berman is proudly authoring the following legislation in 2019: 


AB 20 -  California Computer Science Coordinator

Assembly Bill 20 would create the California Computer Science Coordinator within the California Department of Education, a role needed to oversee the state's successful implementation of its Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan. 


AB 52 - Consumer Science Strategic Implementation Plan

Assembly Bill 52 would require the state's Computer Science Strategic Implementation Plan to continually updated to ensure it remains relevant and reflects technological advancements. 


AB 70 - Youth Mental Health


AB 302 - Safe Lots for California Community College Students

Assembly Bill 302 would require community colleges to provide overnight parking to homeless students. 


AB 494 - CalFresh Housing Verification

Assembly Bill 494 would maximize food benefits for low-income families by simplifying how they verify their housing costs.


AB 504 - Voter Registration

Assembly Bill 504 allows voters to keep their voter registrations active by logging in to the Secretary of State’s “My Voter Status” website, and streamlines and clarifies the process for keeping the state’s voter registration database up-to-date.


AB 521 -  Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention Training for Doctors

Assembly Bill 521 would task the University of California Firearm Violence Research Center with developing and implementing firearm-violence prevention education and training programs for health care providers. 


AB 538 - Sexual Assault Medical Evidentiary Examinations

Assembly Bill 538 would improve the availability, efficiency, and quality of medical evidentiary examinations for sexual assault survivors. 


AB 566 - Elections

Assembly Bill 566 would require elections officials to regularly update the Secretary of State on the remaining number of unprocessed ballots during an official canvass period.


AB 602 - Deepfakes

Assembly Bill 602 would hold an individual civilly liable for creating or distributing a deepfake that defames someone. A deepfake is a hyper-realistic video or audio recording of an individual falsely appearing to do or say something.


AB 623 - Elections

AB 623 would enhance voters’ experience by providing elections administrators more flexibility when designing ballot layouts that are user friendly and compatible with new voting systems.   


AB 693 - Conditional Voter Registration

To improve voter confidence and reduce voter wait times, Assembly Bill 693 would allow voters taking advantage of same-day voter registration to cast a regular ballot if certain conditions are met.


AB 730 - Elections

Assembly Bill 730 would protect minors’ privacy by ensuring that the registration information of 16- and 17-year-olds who have pre-registered to vote is not subject to disclosure.


AB 782 - CEQA Exemption for Park and Open Space Acquisition

Assembly Bill 782 would provide a statutory exemption from review under the California Environmental Quality Act for the simple acquisition of land, or funding for the acquisition, by a public agency in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources, provided that future changes to the land remain subject to environmental review.


AB 860 - Beer Distributors 

Assembly Bill 860 would ensure consistency in how the law treats similarly situated alcohol licensees by clarifying that a distilled spirits wholesaler may not obligate a licensed retailer to purchase or sell alcoholic beverages of the distilled spirits wholesaler conducting market research.


AB 988 - Special Education Teaching Credential

Assembly Bill 988 would help address the special education teacher shortage by streamlining the credentialing process for out-of-state teachers to teach in California.


AB 1065 - Insurance

Assembly Bill 1065 would indefinitely extend the ability of insurers to offer consumers the option of electronic transactions for their insurance needs, which provides enhanced consumer choice, faster delivery, a paperless environmentally friendly option, portability, and, in the wake of disasters, accessibility.


AB 1146 - California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Assembly Bill 1146 would ensure that nothing in California’s landmark consumer privacy law would prevent the sharing of vehicle information for the purpose of enabling either repairs covered by a warranty or a manufacturer’s recall.


AB 1322 - Office of School-Based Health

Assembly Bill 1322 would establish an Office of School-based Health, which would enable more schools to provide critically needed health-related services to students.


AB 1341 - Covert For-Profit Colleges

Assembly Bill 1341 would prevent covert for-profit colleges from using devious financial maneuvers to claim non-profit status and evade state oversight.


AB 1424 - Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Assembly Bill 1424 would support California’s climate and electric vehicle deployment goals by establishing standards for payment technologies used at publicly available electric vehicle charging stations.


AB 1564 - California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018

Assembly Bill 1564 would allow a business covered by the California Consumer Privacy Act to maintain either a toll-free number or an email for consumers to inquire about the data that is being collected about them.


AB 1671 - Platooning

Assembly Bill 1671 would allow for the California Department of Transportation to continue on-road testing of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technologies by extending the current sunset to January 1, 2024.


AB 1707 - 2020 Census

Recognizing the additional uses of technology in elections, Assembly Bill 1707 would provide that a person may not be prohibited from using an electronic device, including a smartphone, tablet, or other handheld device, at a polling place provided that the use of the device does not violate other provisions of existing law.