Marc Berman

State assembly

Chair of Business and Professions Committee

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District

AD-24

Party

democrat

Score
100
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Assemblymember Berman, the Chair of the Assembly Elections Committee, has been a committed community collaborator and staunch advocate for protecting equitable access to the ballot box for all Californians. In 2021, he co-authored the successfully passed AB 37, which guarantees that every registered voter in the state will be mailed a trackable ballot during all future election cycles. Asm. Berman also actively supported efforts to ensure a comprehensive census count across the state and the eventual creation of fairly drawn district maps.

Votes

Type Year Categories Name Description Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB84

Extends supplemental paid sick leave for certain essential workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice

AB503

Minimizes the time youths spend on probation and tailors probation conditions to meet their individual needs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1200

Bans toxic PFAS chemicals in paper food packaging.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • housing

AB838

Requires a city or county that receives a complaint of a substandard building or a lead hazard violation to inspect the building and document the violations.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

AB889

Mandates written notice of intended closure of a grocery establishment, provision of safety net programs and local workforce training services information to each employee of the grocery establishment, and city tracking of grocery closures for potential intervention.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • racial-justice

AB256

Makes the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 retroactive, allowing previously convicted defendants to challenge racial discrimination.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB292

Limits disruptions to rehabilitative programming in prisons by prioritizing incarcerated persons for similar programs when transferred to a new facility.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

AB1177

Sets in motion the nation's first public banking option, closing a critical financial services gap in many disadvantaged communities.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1371

Prohibits online retailers from using single-use packaging, and mandates certain businesses establish at-store recycling and plastic bag reuse programs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB990

Prohibits the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from denying in-person contact visits as a disciplinary measure.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1371

Prohibits online retailers from using single-use packaging, and mandates certain businesses establish at-store recycling and plastic bag reuse programs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1395

Codifies California’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • workers-rights

AB257

Establishes a Fast Food Sector Council to set industry wide standards on wages, working hours, and other working conditions.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • immigration

AB937

Protects those deemed eligible for prison release from being transferred to immigration detention.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB292

Limits disruptions to rehabilitative programming in prisons by prioritizing incarcerated persons for similar programs when transferred to a new facility.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • health

SB510

Ensures that anyone who wants a COVID-19 test or vaccine can get one without paying extra out-of-pocket costs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB333

Reduces the list of crimes that can accompany gang enhancements and separates gang allegations from underlying charges at trial.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB81

Provides guidelines to judges on the use of sentence enhancements, which have been disproportionately applied to people of color and those suffering from mental illness.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB481

Requires law enforcement agencies to receive approval from their governing bodies before acquiring military equipment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB483

Provides resentencing hearings for anyone currently serving a sentence made up of certain (now eliminated) sentencing enhancements.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB73

Stops mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders of drug crimes, and replaces with paths to rehabilitation, probation and treatment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

SB357

Repeals “loitering for purpose of prostitution” law, which results in profiling and harassment of sex workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB731

Expunges or seals most criminal records for those who have completed their sentences.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB48

Prohibits the use of injurious and life-threatening projectiles or chemical agents by law enforcement agencies when dispersing protests.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1346

Mandates the adoption of cost-effective and technologically feasible technology to prohibit engine exhaust from certain new off-road engines.

Support
floor_votes 2020

AB1145

Creates the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act to strengthen requirements for mandatory reporters who hold a reasonable suspicion of child abuse.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB345

Establishes a minimum distance between oil and gas production and schools, playgrounds, residences and hospitals.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • voting-rights

AB646

Allows a person on parole to preregister to vote, register to vote, and vote.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice
  • workers-rights

AB2261

Expands facial recognition technology, allowing employers and law enforcement to use without subject's consent for broadly-defined "public safety" purposes.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health

AB2037

Forces hospitals to give communities more notice of closures of healthcare facilities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

AB3030

Sets environmental and oceanic preservation goals for the state to achieve by 2030.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

AB1947

Extends the statute of limitations to file certain workplace complaints with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

AB2999

Guarantees employees 10 days of unpaid bereavement leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB3214

Increases financial penalties for failing to notify state and federal agencies after discharging oil into state waters.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • housing

AB2501

Protects homeowners and renters from foreclosure and eviction due to COVID-related circumstances.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB3216

Strengthens protections for workers facing COVID-related layoffs in the hospitality industries.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB973

Requires employers to file an annual equal pay report.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • housing

SB1190

Authorizes tenants to terminate leases without penalty because they or a family member were the victim of a crime.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB1185

Allows counties to establish Sheriff's Department oversight boards.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB2542

Prohibits racial discrimination in prosecutions and creates a process for criminal defendants to challenge racial discrimination.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB3214

Increases financial penalties for failing to notify state and federal agencies after discharging oil into state waters.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB3216

Strengthens protections for workers facing COVID-related layoffs in the hospitality industries.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

Support
floor_votes 2020

SB1175

Animals: prohibitions on importation and possession of wild animals: live animal markets.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

Forces employers to grant employee requests for up to 12 work weeks of unpaid parental leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

SB54

Requires all single-use packaging sold in California be recyclable or compostable by 2030.

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB1066

Grants unemployment benefits for workers during first 3 weeks of a strike

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB749

Prohibits "no rehire" provisions that bar victims of mistreatment from employment with offending company

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

Bans (for 3 yrs) biometric surveillance and facial recognition from use in police body cameras

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1505

Empowers local districts to evaluate charter school applications based on economic impact criteria

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

Expedites the process to obtain police misconduct records in a criminal trial

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB51

Prohibits employers from forcing job candidates to waive legal rights in favor of forced arbitration

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB1328

Strengthens emissions reporting requirements and transparency on environmental impact of abandoned wells

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1360

Strengthens food safety training requirements and mandates employer-provided insurance for delivery drivers

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB362

Allows state to contract safe-injection site operators in the Bay Area

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB403

Lengthens statute of limitations for filing workplace retaliation claims from 6 months to 3 years

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • health

AB45

Prohibits the state from charging inmates an administrative fee for a medical visit

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB936

Strengthens transparency around nonfloating oil transport and creates contingency plans to prepare for spillage

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

Allows people incarcerated as youth to earn time off their earliest parole date

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB1185

Allows counties to establish Sheriff's Department oversight boards.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1279

Encourages affordable housing production in “high-resource” areas that show patterns of exclusion

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1366

Eliminates critical oversight of telecom companies

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

Caps rent increase at 5% in 12-month period, and forces landlords to present 'just cause' before evicting

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • education

AB901

Decriminalizes truancy and limits power of probation departments over youths not charged with crimes

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB1080

Sets goals to reduce waste from single-use packaging and products.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB1611

Requires insurance providers to charge same out-of-pocket costs for emergency care whether in plan or not

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • political-accountability

ACA8

Lowers voting age to 17

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

ACA14

Forces UC system to reduce contracted services in order to increase percent of union workers on their payroll

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • immigration

SB288

Allows all Californians to seek election to Democratic Party offices and committees

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • political-accountability

ACA8

Lowers voting age to 17

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB749

Prohibits "no rehire" provisions that bar victims of mistreatment from employment with offending company

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • racial-justice

ACA6

Restores voting rights for people on parole

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB310

Allows formerly incarcerated people to serve on juries

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

Allows people incarcerated as youth to earn time off their earliest parole date

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

Forces debt collectors to leave final $1,724 in a bank account

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

Caps rent increase at 5% in 12-month period, and forces landlords to present 'just cause' before evicting

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

Expedites the process to obtain police misconduct records in a criminal trial

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

Bans (for 3 yrs) biometric surveillance and facial recognition from use in police body cameras

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB1

Strengthens California environmental standards to pre-Trump federal levels

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

SB218

Establishes penalties for claims that arise under Fair Housing and Employment Act

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • education

AB1478

Requires charter schools to get permission from local school districts to operate

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • health
  • lgbtq-rights

AB2119

Ensures gender nonconforming youth have access to gender-affirming treatment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • workers-rights

AB2888

Expands the groups of people who can seek a firearm restraining order

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

AB1775

Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health
  • immigration

AB2965

Extends Medi-Cal benefits to low-income adults regardless of immigration status

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

AB3080

Prohibits employers from requiring workers to sign forced arbitration agreements

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB1793

Creates a process to erase prior non-violent cannabis convictions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice
  • workers-rights

AB2293

Prohibits state boards from using nonviolent criminal records to deny professional licenses

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • housing

AB2364

Prevents landlords from needlessly evicting tenants

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

AB2500

Protects consumers from predatory lenders by capping interest rates

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

AB3081

Protects employees from being fired for being a victim of harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

AB3131

Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

SB1152

Prohibits hospitals from discharging unhoused patients into unsafe conditions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB1177

Prohibits a person from purchasing more than one long gun per month

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB834

Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB100

Sets a goal of 100% clean energy in California by 2045

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB1100

Raises the minimum age to purchase a long-gun to 21 years old

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

AB1775

Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1437

Protects people from being unfairly sentenced for murders they didn’t commit

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice

SB64

Requires state agencies to identify ways to reduce air pollution

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

AB3081

Protects employees from being fired for being a victim of harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

AB3131

Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB1300

Strengthens employer obligations to prevent workplace harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

SB439

Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB748

Mandates that law enforcement publicly provide recordings of lethal force incidents

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1393

Restores the court’s ability to decrease sentence enhancements for prior convictions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1421

Provides public access to records regarding police misconduct

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB244

Protects personal data from being used to deport Californians

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB460

Reinstates net neutrality in California

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB7

Outlaws open carry in more public spaces

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB7

Outlaws open carry in more public spaces

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB42

Allows for more discretion in setting bail amounts

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB90

Improves the CalGang database and protects individuals

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB90

Improves the CalGang database and protects individuals

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB127

Mandates the closure of Aliso Canyon gas facility

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • political-accountability

AB249

Requires transparency of funders on ballot measure ads

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection

AB378

Sets new pollution limits for cap and trade recipients

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • housing

AB423

Helps protect low-income Californians from eviction

No Vote
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB424

Makes school zones truly gun free

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB424

Makes school zones truly gun free

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-justice

AB523

Provides funds to cities most affected by pollution

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

AB859

Helps provide justice for abused senior citizens

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

AB859

Helps provide justice for abused senior citizens

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

AB890

Mandates all new developments undergo environmental review

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

AB890

Mandates all new developments undergo environmental review

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • workers-rights

AB912

Reduces penalties for businesses who violate workers’ rights

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

AB1008

Helps the formerly incarcerated gain employment

No Vote
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

AB1008

Helps the formerly incarcerated gain employment

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

AB1308

Provides consideration of release for more young adults

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB1505

Requires new housing to have more affordable units

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB1505

Requires new housing to have more affordable units

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • workers-rights

AB1565

Provides overtime pay to more workers

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • health

AB1578

Protects legal cannabis users from federal agents

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection

AB1668

Better prepares cities and towns for drought

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

AJR24

Rejects concealed carry permits from out-of-state holders

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection

SB33

Gives consumers rights to go to court when fraud is committed

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • environmental-protection

SB49

Revives federal environmental protections by enacting them as California law

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • immigration

SB54

Makes California a sanctuary state for immigrants

Support
committee_votes 2017
  • political-accountability

SB149

Requires future presidential candidates to release their tax returns

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB180

Reforms War on Drugs-era sentence enhancements

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • workers-rights

SB306

Allows workers to return to work during the labor claim process

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB345

Mandates that police publicly publish their policies

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB394

Eliminates life without parole sentences for minors

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB395

Allows minors to consult lawyers during all interrogations

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB464

Enhances security measures to fight gun theft

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB536

Provides gun violence researchers with more accurate data

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB620

Gives more options to judges in sentencings

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB687

Safeguards against the closing of local hospitals

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

SB687

Safeguards against the closing of local hospitals

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • consumer-protection
  • environmental-protection
  • health

SB774

Increases accountability of Department of Toxic Substances

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SCR48

Allows for sentence delivery to be proportionate to the crime

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

No Vote
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB439

Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

Support

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $99,650
Oil & Gas $31,100
Cops $37,000
Health Insurance $15,300

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
88
Equality CA
100
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
88
United Domestic Workers
100
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
93
California Food and Farming Network
100
Dream Alliance
100
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
83
California Environmental Voters
100

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