Press Releases

Berman Reacts to Governor’s Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) has released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s January Budget proposal: 

New Year, New Laws

SACRAMENTO In 2021 Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) authored ten new laws, including making California a permanent vote-by-mail state, improving the process for community college students to transfer to a California State University or University of California campus, phasing out the sale of new gas-powered landscape equipment, and m

California to Continue Mailing Voters Ballots Before Every Election

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

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.