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Assemblymember Berman Reacts to State Audit of VTA

SACRAMENTO - The California State Auditor released of a comprehensive state audit of the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) yesterday, an audit that was conducted at the request of Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park). The State Auditor reviewed VTA’s governance structure, project planning and management, financial viability, and fiscal oversight.

Assembly Approves Bill to Shield Elections from Deceptive Online Deepfakes

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assemblymember Berman (D-Menlo Park) announced the passage through the Assembly of AB 2655, which will protect election integrity by requiring large online platforms to restrict, for a limited period, the posting and distribution of deceptive and digitally altered or created images, audio, or video recordings meant to give the impression that a candidate

Bipartisan Retail Theft Package Advances

SACRAMENTO – Today the Assembly passed AB 3209, authored by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Speaker Robert Rivas (D-Salinas), which will authorize a court to impose a Retail Crime Restraining Order upon conviction, or following two or more citations, for a theft offense, vandalism within the store, or battery on an employee within the store.

Berman’s Public Safety Package Advances

SACRAMENTO – Today Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) advanced three bills focused on keeping California’s residents and businesses safe. AB 3209, AB 1831, and AB 1962 passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee with bipartisan support.