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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Torrance, CA – On Friday, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi presented Assembly District 66’s “Women of Distinction 2017” awards, including the “Woman of the Year 2017” award, in downtown Torrance.

Carol Pike Bauer, a former aerospace engineer with McDonnell Douglas, was recognized as the “Woman of the Year 2017”. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is the co-author of Senate Bill 188, a measure that prohibits the State Lands Commission (SLC) or local trustees from entering into any new lease that would result in increased oil or natural gas production from federal waters and prohibits SLC or local trustees from entering into any lease renewal, extension, or modification that authorizes a lessee to engage in activities that would result in increased oil or natural gas production from federal waters.  Assemblymember Muratsuchi says SB 188 is a response to Presiden

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bill in response to President Trump’s recent Executive Order authorizing it

Torrance, CA –The Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed SB 188, a bill authored by Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and co-authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, Senate pro Tempore Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), that would prohibit the State Lands Commission from approving any leases authorizing the new exploration or development of oil and gas drilling off the California coast. It would also prohibit the renewal of leases that would engage in any new exploration or development of oil or gas drilling.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) joined the bipartisan majority of legislators in approving Assembly Bill 617 and its companion legislation Assembly Bill 398. “I am proud to be joint author of AB 617, the air quality improvement bill and AB 398, the cap and trade extension,” Assemblymember Muratsuchi said. “This bill will address air pollution issues, not only in disadvantaged communities, not only in my colleagues district in Bell Gardens but in neighborhoods throughout the state of California. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bill would impose civil penalty of up to $5,000 on anyone who intentionally deceives, defrauds, obstructs or interferes with an official state audit

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) joined the bipartisan majority of legislators in approving historic climate change legislation, Assembly Bill 398 and its companion legislation Assembly Bill 617. "I am proud to be joint author of AB 398, the cap and trade extension, and AB 617, the air quality improvement bill," Assemblymember Muratsuchi said.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Torrance, CA – Statement by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi on why he signed on as joint author on the cap and trade bill:

“I am proud to be joint author of AB 398, the cap and trade extension, and AB 617, the air quality improvement bill.  Climate change is perhaps the greatest challenge facing our planet Earth.  California is leading our nation in the fight against climate change, and the cap and trade program is an important part of this fight.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is the co-author of Senate Bill 188, a measure that prohibits the State Lands Commission (SLC) or local trustees from entering into any new lease that would result in increased oil or natural gas production from federal waters and prohibits SLC or local trustees from entering into any lease renewal, extension, or modification that authorizes a lessee to engage in activities that would result in increased oil or natural gas production from federal waters.  Assemblymember Muratsuchi says SB 188 is a response to President Trump’s efforts to allow more off shore oil drilling. Watch this Assembly Access video to see Assemblymember Muratsuchi talk about SB 188 during the Assembly Natural Resources Committee hearing.

Monday, July 10, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Torrance, CA –The Senate Health Committee passed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 651, the Culturally Competent Health Care Facilities Bill.  The bill strengthens the state Attorney General’s oversight authority to preserve and promote culturally sensitive and language-appropriate health care for the state’s increasingly diverse seniors. 

“Many seniors in the South Bay and throughout the state are deeply concerned about culturally sensitive and language-appropriate health care services,” said Muratsuchi. “We need to strengthen the Attorney General’s public interest oversight authority so that we can preserve and promote culturally sensitive health care when a nonprofit provider is sold to a for-profit buyer.”