Assemblymember Marc Berman is proudly authoring the following legislation in 2019:
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.
Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
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.
Held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Assembly Bill 302 would require community colleges to provide overnight parking to homeless students.
Assembly Bill 494 would maximize food benefits for low-income families by simplifying how they verify their housing costs.
Signed by Governor Newsom on July 12, 2019. Chapter 90.
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.
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.
Assembly Bill 538 would improve the availability, efficiency, and quality of medical evidentiary examinations for sexual assault survivors.
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.
Signed by Governor Newsom on July 12, 2019. Chapter 91.
Assembly Bill 602 would require consent to be obtained prior to depicting a person in digitally produced sexually explicit material and by allowing that consent to be rescinded within three business days unless certain conditions are met.
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.
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.
Signed by Governor Newsom on July 12, 2019. Chapter 99.
Assembly Bill 730 would prohibit a person, within 60 days of an election, from knowingly or recklessly distributing deceptive audio or visual media of a candidate with the intent to injure the candidate’s reputation or deceive a voter into voting for or against the candidate.
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.
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.
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.
Signed by Governor Newsom on July 12, 2019. Chapter 103.
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.
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.
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.
Assembly Bill 1341 would prevent covert for-profit colleges from using devious financial maneuvers to claim non-profit status and evade state oversight.
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.
Assembly Bill 1564 would allow a business covered by the California Consumer Privacy Act to maintain either a toll-free number, or an email address and a physical address, for consumers to inquire about personal information the business is collecting.
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.
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.