Marc talks with Fox & Friends' Gretchen Carlson about proposed smoking legislation.
Marc Levine's plastic bag proposal that would limit the use of plastic bags statewide has been approved by its first committee and is one step closer to law.... Read Megan Hansen's article at MarinIJ.com
"MARIN and Sonoma's new state Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, just threw three bills in the legislative hopper.
All are substantial." Read Full Article
"LEGISLATION THAT would ban smoking in California apartment, condominium and townhouse complexes has garnered freshman Assemblyman Marc Levine plenty of attention, most positive; but not all.
When Fox News reporter Gretchen Carlson interviewed the newly elected San Rafael Democrat this month she cast a skeptical eye on the idea..." Full Article
"Legislators should approve a bill to add independence and financial expertise to the governing board of the state's largest public pension fund. The bill contains reforms first proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2011." Read Full Article
Fewer than 14 percent of Californians smoke cigarettes or other tobacco products.
While they have the right to choose the risks of smoking for themselves, they do not have the right to impose their smoke involuntarily on others. That is why California has statewide laws that ban smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars.
Now legislators are considering taking the next step – apartments and condominiums. With shared walls, floors, ceilings or ventilation systems, the drift of smoke is palpable in neighboring units....
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Area Assemblymember Marc Levine presents team with resolution memorializing their winning 2012 Season. Full Article
Assembly Bill 767 Allows Counties to Increase Funding for Vehicle Theft Prevention Programs
Today Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) introduced legislation authorizing counties to increase funding for vehicle theft abatement programs. Under this bill, counties could increase their local vehicle registration surcharge from $1 to $2 per vehicle to directly fund these law enforcement programs.
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) announced today he will introduce legislation to ensure hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" poses no threat to public health and safety.
"The oil companies promise that fracking is perfectly safe. This bill simply makes them keep that promise. Public health and safety is the state's highest priority," Levine said. "We need to end the rubberstamping of oil and gas drilling permits and put in place a process that reflects this priority. Safeguards in the fracking permit process are necessary to ensure Californians continue to have a safe water supply."
Legislation will direct coordination between all CSU campuses allowing students greater access to online courses
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) today announced a plan to overhaul "Cal State Online" an online education program within the California State University (CSU).