Monday, December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Berman introduced two bills to guide the state’s advancement of computer science education. The new legislation comes as Computer Science Education Week – a national campaign to promote K-12 computer science education – begins.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Berman Hosts Community Coffee in Sunnyvale
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Berman Speaks at Connect18 Conference
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Jana Bergevin’s dream was as elusive as it is common: a career in Hollywood. Growing up near Sacramento, she didn’t imagine herself in front of a camera or even behind one. She wanted to be an animator, able to turn her imagination into stories for screens big and small.

Admissions officers at The Art Institute of San Francisco convinced her the for-profit college could all but guarantee her a job in the industry if she graduated from its expensive program. They talked about their connections to studios such as Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks.

Sunday, October 14, 2018
Berman Hosts Community Coffee in East Palo Alto
Berman Hosts Community Coffee in East Palo Alto
Wednesday, October 10, 2018


The 2017-2018 legislative session is effectively over and focus has shifted to the November election. With a new governor coming to power in the coming months, it’s worth examining which lawmakers have had the most success implementing their agenda. Paul Payne of Sen. Bill Dodd’s office crunched the numbers.

Over the last two years, 1,875 bills have cleared Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. Here are the lawmakers who have authored the most laws:

T-1 — Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (34 bills)

T-1 — Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell (34)

T-3 — Dodd, D-Napa (31)

T-3 — Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo (31)

T-5 — Assemblywoman Cecilia M. Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters (29)

T-5 — Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Los Angeles (29)

7 — Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica (27)

T-8 — Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara (26)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Adult sexual assault victims in California now have up to 10 years to seek civil damages under a new bill, authored by Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday.

Assembly Bill 1619 is a marked difference from the state's previous three-year statute of limitations. Under the new law, people over 18 years old who have been sexually assaulted will have 10 years from the date of the assault or three years from the date of discovery of an illness or injury that resulted from the assault, whichever is later, to start a civil case.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Amid the #MeToo movement, California extends the statute of limitations for sexual assault survivors to seek civil damages from assailants.


SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1619, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman, giving adult sexual assault survivors an additional eight years to file a civil case in response to a sexual assault.