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.”
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.
On Wednesday, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi's (D-Torrance) Assembly Bills (AB) 1646, 1647 and 1649 passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.
AB 1646 calls for the creation and maintenance of a publicly accessible community alert plan, using notifications such as reverse 911, text, email PSAs, as well as the maintenance of a public alert system.
Streamlined construction method will save tax payers up to $20 million, and bring well-paying, middle class jobs to the community
Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 994 unanimously passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today. The bill will allow a much-needed upgrade of the Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) campus to be built using a streamlined design-build construction method that will cut costs of construction by as much as 20 percent. The upgrades include much needed maintenance on the original hospital facility, and construction of an assisted living center for the expanding senior population in the South Bay.
Torrance, CA – Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the California State Assembly adopted Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) HR 47, which officially recognizes June 17, 2017 as International Surfing Day in the State of California, and commends all those who work diligently to protect our state’s beaches and ocean environments.
Sacramento, CA – This week, the California Senate Public Safety Committee passed Assembly Bill (AB) 368, a measure meant to protect young child sexual assault victims from reliving their assault details multiple times in court. With this bill, 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. The bill expands the ages of the victims from just 10-14 years old under current law to all children under the age of 14.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) released the following statement regarding the passage of the 2017-2018 California State Budget: