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Friday, October 13, 2017

Today, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi hosted an information hearing on the “21st Century Aerospace Industry Workforce.”  The hearing discussed the changing workforce needs of the aerospace industry, which employees 200,000 Californians, as well as the impact of the aerospace industry on the California economy.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

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Friday, October 13
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Torrance, CA – On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 461, which will expand the exclusion for forgiven or canceled student loan debt from gross income in determining state tax liability.  Current federal law allows for forgiving or canceling student loan debt, but the forgiven loan debt may still be assessed as a state tax liability.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Torrance, CA – On Sunday, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bills (AB) 1646, 1647 and 1649. 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a new law that will allow California prosecutors to consolidate more child sexual assault cases from different counties into a single trial, as long as all district attorneys involved agree.

Law enforcement officials say some child sexual assault prosecutions, such as those involving sex trafficking, are time-consuming and difficult to coordinate. They can span multiple jurisdictions as traffickers move victims across the state and country.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Torrance, CA – This week, Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 562, the Audit Protection Act, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco).  This new law authorizes a civil penalty of up to $5,000 on anyone who, with intent to deceive or defraud, obstructs the California State Auditor in the performance of an audit.  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Torrance, CA – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 360 this week.  This new law requires the California State Bar to administer a program to coordinate free civil legal assistance to veterans and their families who otherwise cannot afford legal services.  This new law also requires the State Bar to conduct a statewide survey of programs that provide legal assistance to veterans in order to better identify whether and where their needs are the greatest.  AB 360 received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Legislature.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Political discourse is full of hype, obfuscation and downright lying—which is why two independent authorities play such vital roles in the state Capitol.

State Auditor Elaine Howle, Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor and their staffs of policy experts provide the Legislature—and, more importantly, the California public—with unvarnished information and analysis about state and local governance.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sacramento, CA – This weekend, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 368, a new law that allows the consolidation of child sexual assault prosecutions to protect child victims from having to relive their assault details multiple times in court.  Under AB 368, sponsored by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, when an offender commits certain sexual crimes with a minor in multiple jurisdictions, the offenses may be joined and heard in any one of those locations.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

It may soon become a lot easier for California drivers to get plugged in.

Legislation on Gov. Brown’s desk would allow city officials and private property owners to install charging stations for electric vehicles on curbsides of public streets. Brown has until Oct. 15 to sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature.