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New Year, New Laws

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) authored twelve new laws that take effect in 2024. The legislation includes his first-in-the-nation phase out of gas-powered small off-road engines such as leaf blowers and lawn mowers and his transformative higher education reforms.

California Cracks Down on Hotel Junk Fees

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation requiring that mandatory hotel and resort fees be disclosed in the advertised, offered, and displayed room rates.

California to Teach Media Literacy in Every Grade

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 873, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last night, highlighting the urgency of young people’s growing reliance on the internet and social media to consume news and information.

Berman Champions Elections Bills Signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO – Today Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bills 1037, 1219, and 1539, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), to advance election accessibility and security. The bills signed today build on Assemblymember Berman’s continued efforts to strengthen and defend California’s democracy.

Governor Signs Historic Financial Aid Reform Bill

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday Governor Newsom signed AB 789, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park), which makes groundbreaking, student-centered reforms to financial aid in California.