Press Releases

California to Continue Mailing Voters Ballots Before Every Election

Governor Newsom signs Assemblymember Berman's landmark legislation requiring counties to mail ballots to all active registered voters and provide ballot tracking service for all future elections

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assembly Bill 37, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom today, making permanent several election reforms that were adopted and used for the November 2020 General Election, including automatically mailing every active registered voter a ballot and giving every voter the opportunity to track their ball

Elections Chairs Call for Reform of Flawed Recall System

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sacramento – The California Legislature’s two leading members on election issues on Wednesday announced a coordinated effort to examine reforms to California’s recall election system.

Bill to Phase Out Gas-Powered Landscaping Equipment Passes Legislature

SACRAMENTO – Today the Legislature passed AB 1346, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), which will phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines in California. Small off-road engines, primarily found in outdoor power equipment, emit smog-forming pollutants at levels projected to outpace those from passenger cars this year.

Berman Releases Statement on Support for SB 9 and 10

Every day, tens of thousands of my constituents – and millions of Californians – struggle under the weight of the housing crisis. Due to the astronomical cost of housing in my district and throughout California, they are forced to choose between paying rent and utilities, buying food, or accessing the healthcare they need. We are failing these friends and neighbors.

Berman and Gonzalez Bill Will Phase Out Gas-Powered Small Engines

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines (SORE), which are primarily used in lawn and garden equipment, including leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other outdoor power equipment.

Assemblymember Berman Introduces Legislation to Transform College Transfer Process

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California, and the Campaign for College Opportunity announced the introduction of AB 928, critical legislation to significantly increase the number of students transferring from California Community Colleges to four-year universities.

Berman Introduces Legislation to Reform Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) introduced AB 1091, legislation to reform the governance structure of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Consistent with the findings of a 2019 Civil Grand Jury Report, AB 1091 would reduce the size of the VTA Board and replace the elected Board of Directors with appointed members of the public.