California Clamps Down on Deceptive Campaign Fundraising Tactic

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed 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.

California to Remove Barriers for College Students with Children

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation today to support student parents at community colleges, California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC). Authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), AB 2881 will remove barriers to degree attainment for student parents and bring greater attention to their needs.

California to Reform Flawed Recall System

SACRAMENTO, CA – Last night, Governor Newsom signed AB 2584, Assemblymember Marc Berman’s bill that will make good governance reforms to our recall process.

Berman Bill Will Put Vote by Mail Drop Boxes on California University Campuses

SACRAMENTO, CA – Last night the Governor signed AB 2815, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), which ensures that voting is accessible for students attending public universities. AB 2815 requires all California State University (CSU) campuses and requests University of California (UC) campuses to have a vote by mail (VBM) ballot drop box location on campus.

Warranties in California Will Begin on Date of Delivery, Not Date of Purchase

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed consumer protection legislation that will, beginning on July 1, 2023, require all express warranties to start no earlier than the date of delivery rather than the date of purchase. An express warranty guarantees a certain expectation of quality or functionality for a specific period of time.

Berman to Host Health and Wellness Fair in Mountain View

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) will host his fourth annual Family Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 24th from 1-4pm at Mariano Castro Elementary School in Mountain View.

State’s Homekey 2.0 Program Awards $26.6 Million to City of Palo Alto

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) released the following statement in response to the announcement that the City of Palo received $26.6 million from the state Homekey program to build and operate a shelter to house community members experiencing homelessness in partnership with LifeMoves: