Assemblymember Marc Levine
It’s an honor to serve Marin and Sonoma in the Assembly. We’ve made great progress together, but there’s much more work to do. With your support, we will continue to put our schools, environment, and local communities first.

California Lawmakers Quietly Refuse to Stop Unlimited Cash Flowing from Political Parties to Their Campaigns

The bill by Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) would have made political party money donated to statewide and legislative candidates subject to the same contribution limits as individuals. Under the language of a voter-approved initiative, Proposition 34, money from political parties is exempt from those existing limits.

“It’s a money-laundering scheme that has completely duped voters,” Levine said last fall when he first promised to introduce the bill.

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Legislation Aimed At Preventing Another Oroville Dam Emergency Moves Forward

Assembly Bill 884, which would mandate more in-depth inspections of all state-run dams in California, has passed the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee with unanimous support. The legislation was introduced Feb. 16 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County).

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Editorial: Lawmakers Who Believe in Transparency Ought to Vote to Close Campaign Finance Loophole

On Wednesday, the Democratic-controlled Assembly Elections Committee will get a chance to put their votes where their rhetoric is by approving Assembly Bill 1234 by Assemblyman Marc Levine. The bill would shine light on money that flows into one dim corner of California elections by restricting the size of donations from political parties to candidates.

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North Bay Lawmaker Proposes Ban on Smoking at California Beaches and Parks

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Greenbrae, argues his legislation is necessary to address health risks of secondhand smoke, as well as the unsightly and environmentally unfriendly practice of discarding cigarette butts in public outdoor spaces.

“Smokers have no rights to defile our state beaches and parks,” Levine said Tuesday.

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Marin Assemblyman Seeks Smoking Ban at State Beaches, Parks

A bill authored by Assemblyman Marc Levine would ban smoking on California’s 300 miles of state beaches and in its 280 state parks.

“Banning smoking at state parks and beaches is a natural step to protect our communities from the dangers of cigarette smoke and also to protect our environment and keep our beautiful natural resources clean,” Levine, D-Greenbrae, said Monday.

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Marc Levine & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Op-Ed: With New Threats, Students at Faith-Based Schools Need Security

If you saw a young child being attacked on the street, would you do something to stop it?

That’s a defining question to a person’s moral character. But it’s also a defining question for a community’s moral character: What are we willing to do to protect our children?

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Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Smoking On California State Beaches, Parks

Marin County Assemblymember Marc Levine wants to ban smoking on all California state beaches and state parks.

“Most Californians don’t smoke, and that includes most beach-going Californians,” Levine told KCBS.

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