Press Releases

Thursday, June 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) have introduced new legislation, Assembly Bill 775, to ban political candidates or committees from pre-checking the recurring donation box on their websites, and to require them to obtain affirmative consent before enrolling campaign donors in recurring contributions.

Monday, June 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to the Legislature’s passage of the 2021-2022 State Budget: 

“Today we passed a state budget that will strengthen California’s recovery after fifteen long months of uncertainty and hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While millions of Californians are struggling, this budget makes critical investments in homelessness and housing, education, and small business support, all of which will contribute to the California Comeback.

Friday, May 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision proposal for the 2021-2022 State Budget:

Thursday, May 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement regarding his decision to press pause on AB 1091, legislation to reform the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) governing board.

Monday, March 29, 2021

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. AB 1346 would require new sales of SORE to be zero-emission by 2024 or whenever the California Air Resources Board (CARB) determines is feasible, whichever is later.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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.