Assembly Natural Resources Committee passed SB 188, a bill co-authored by Asemblymember Al Muratsuchi and meant to stop oil drilling off the coast

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.

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s Assembly Bill (AB) 651, which will improve protections for the sale of non-profit health care facilities, passed the Senate Health Committee

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.”

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi presents June’s Taste of Assembly District 66, Environmental Stewardship and Small Business of the Month Awards

Presentations part of Assemblymember’s South Bay monthly awards to highlight contributions of area businesses and organizations

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) presented this month’s Taste of Assembly District 66, Environmental Stewardship and Small Business of the Month Awards to two South Bay businesses and a local organization this month.  The awardees are The Kettle restaurant, Surfrider Foundation South Bay Chapter and Pages Bookstore.