Three bills by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) were approved Thursday by the full Assembly.
“I am pleased that these bills were approved and sent on to the Senate,” said Levine. “This legislation is important to our communities and I am proud to work on these critical issues in the Legislature.” AB 767 funds vehicle theft prevention programs and is jointly sponsored by the California State Sheriff’s Association and the Police Chiefs Association. “These programs are remarkably successful,” said Levine. “In 2012 for every dollar collected under this program, law enforcement recovered nearly $5 in stolen assets.” AB 767 passed by a 47-25 vote.
Three measures by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) were approved today by the full Assembly.
“I am pleased that these bills were approved and sent on to the Senate,” said Levine. “This legislation is important to our communities and I am proud to work on these critical issues in the Legislature.”
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) released the following statement about today’s release of the May Revision to the Governor’s 2013-14 State Budget Proposal:
“The May Revision provides reason for cautious optimism. Revenues are up in the short term, but growth is not as fast as any of us would like,” said Levine. “It is important that this budget continue to reflect our priorities. These priorities include creating long-term fiscal sustainability, increasing funding for education from kindergarten through college, and implementing the Affordable Care Act. There is a lot of work ahead of us, but I believe this Budget will come to be seen as the light at the end of the economic tunnel.”
Assemblymember Levine represents the 10th Assembly District which includes Marin County and southern Sonoma County.
NORTH BAY — Legislation has been introduced that could significantly help grape growers and other farmers in the region utilize an additional resource for securing water during the dry season.
Assembly Bill 1200, introduced by Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, and sponsored by the Sonoma County Water Agency, would establish a pilot project that would permit the agency to study the impacts of using recycled rain water for use in watering crops.
Assembly Bill 747 Transfers Part of Tiburon Blvd. from Caltrans to the Town of Tiburon
Thursday the Assembly approved AB 747 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) by a 76-0 vote. This bill will allow for the state to turn over a portion of Highway 131 (Tiburon Blvd.) to the Town of Tiburon if it is mutually beneficial.
“If the relinquishment moves forward, AB 747 would provide the town with greater control over the road,” said Assemblymember Levine. “This bill will also relieve the state of any further responsibility for improvements, maintenance, repairs, and liability on that segment. This is a win for both the State of California and the Town of Tiburon.”
Assembly Bill 1352 Bolsters Court Funding by Reducing Records Retention Costs
This week the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 1352 by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 1352 authorizes local courts to eliminate unused records and reduce storage costs.
“I have met with judges and attorneys who all tell a story of substantial delays in justice because the courts are woefully underfunded. This bill provides the courts an opportunity to save significant dollars through efficiency,” said Levine. “While more needs to be done to fully fund the courts, this bill provides some much needed fiscal relief. Any dollar that the courts spend needlessly storing old and unneeded records is a dollar that is unavailable for other vital court functions.”
An open letter to California Governor Jerry Brown. For background details on how we got here, why I'm begging the Governor of California to step in and stop the animal cruelty please read "The Failure to Protect Federally Protected Birds."
CalTrans and their subcontractor, C.C. Myers are continuing to kill federally protected birds, and there isn't a state or federal agency willing to stop them.
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Agriculture and the Environment and Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, will hold a joint informational hearing focusing on how California agriculture can help the state meet AB 32 goals.
The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2013 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 126.
SACRAMENTO -- A joint informational hearing is being scheduled for next week on how California agriculture can help the state meet its air quality goals.
Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, D-Davis, chairwoman of the Assembly Select Committee on Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, and Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, chairwoman of the Assembly Select Committee on Agriculture and the Environment, will hold the hearing.
(Sacramento) -- With just a few months in office, California State Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) is busy at work authoring legislation to protect our environment, promote health and enhance higher education. In this video blog, Assemblymember Levine keeps us informed of the progress of his important legislation. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.