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New Year, New Laws

SACRAMENTO In 2022 Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) authored nine new laws underscoring his continued commitment to transparent and accessible elections, his years of advocacy for students, and his determination to improve the quality of life for all Californians.

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.