Press Releases

Berman Introduces New Bill to Protect Campaign Donors from Deceptive Tactics

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.

VTA Reform on Hold to Facilitate Further Community Engagement

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

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.