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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) along with Assemblymembers Bauer-Kahan, Chiu, Eggman, Low, and McCarty have introduced legislation to prevent for-profit colleges from skirting oversight and deceiving students.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Obviously, it’s hard to get through college if you have to worry about whether you will eat on any given day or where you will sleep at night. But that’s the situation that many students in California face. Surveys of the state’s community college students have found that about one in five have been homeless during the previous 12 months. That means they’re sleeping in a car, couch-surfing with friends, or living in an abandoned building or out on the street. Although there are also homeless students in the University of California and California State University systems, the numbers are significantly higher at the community colleges.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Recently proposed legislation in California would allow homeless students at all California Community Colleges to park their cars in campus parking lots overnight.

Assembly Bill 302, introduced by Assemblyman Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), intends to give all homeless students attending a California Community College a place to sleep at night. Subsequently, if the bill is passed, California Community Colleges [CCC] with parking facilities would be required to allow students to park overnight.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) has introduced legislation to criminalize the nefarious creation and distribution of deepfakes - hyper-realistic video or audio recordings of someone appearing to say or do something that the individual did not say or do.

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.