Press Releases

Friday, February 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) has introduced legislation that would allow homeless community college students to sleep in their vehicles overnight in campus parking facilities.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s budget:

“Governor Newsom’s budget proposal charts an ambitious path forward, investing in critically needed programs and services while continuing to save for an economic downturn.

Friday, December 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) authored 12 bills this year that will go into effect on January 1, 2019. The legislation is related to a variety of issues, including sexual assault survivors, the 2020 Census, student welfare, elections security, and health care.

Sexual Assault Survivors

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.

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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 3043, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), which will improve and increase access to school meals.


“Good nutrition and a full stomach are essential for learning in school,” said Assemblymember Berman. “Providing breakfast to all students at no cost and utilizing food trucks to provide nutritious meals are two ways to ensure that California students do not go hungry.”


Monday, September 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2639, authored by Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto) and Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach), aimed at preventing student suicide, the second leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year olds.