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.

Bay Area Legislator Says Fight Outside Campaign Cash … By Taxing It

Critics of the outsized role that independent political action committees now have in campaigns often talk about clamping down, imposing contribution limits and the like. But one brand-new idea in the state Capitol suggests something different: impose a tax.

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The money collected by the tax would go both to new efforts on the statewide level to engage voters (who have been AWOL of late) and to local officials who have struggled to pay for running election operations.

Listen to the KQED news story and read the full article here

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Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

Earlier this month, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D) introduced legislation that would explicitly protect these patients from being kept off transplant lists because of their cannabis use.

"It's incredibly unfair that people who are following the rules, who are deathly ill and trying to relieve their symptoms, are suddenly denied an organ transplant," Levine said. "There's no medical reason why these patients should be stigmatized or denied a life-saving opportunity."

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Boating Under The Influence? State Assemblyman Authors Boater Safety Bill

A Bay Area member of the state Assembly has authored a bill that would allow law enforcement the right to test the blood of someone they believe may be boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Assemblymember Marc Levine says California has the strictest auto safety laws in America, but said statistics show that there were over 5,000 boating accidents in America involving 500 deaths last year.

That’s why this week he’s proposing AB539 aimed at improving boating safety.

Listen to the KCBS news story and read the full article here

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Assemblyman Marc Levine Seeks to Update State Laws Governing Craft Brewers, Distillers

As chairman of the new Select Committee on Craft Brewing and Distilling, Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, wants to tackle the regulatory barriers he said make it difficult for craft brewers and distillers to operate in the state.

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Levine Op-Ed: A Good Start in Fixing Our 'Treasured' State Parks

Our beloved parks are public assets placed in trust for future generations and are in need of immediate attention and a long-term plan for sustainability.

Read Assemblymember Levine's op-ed here

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Editorial: Levine's Bridge Lane Bill Should Help

His political involvement in this project is welcomed, especially by the thousands of motorists caught in nightly traffic jams on Highways 101 and 580.

Read the full IJ editorial here

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San Rafael Assembly Member Wants to Speed Up Repairs on Richmond Bridge

That brutal commute across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge could get easier. Assm. Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, is trying to pass a bill that would speed up the restoration of a third eastbound lane.

Watch the ABC-7 news story and read the full article here

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