(SACRAMENTO) - Assembly Bill 651, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), passed the Assembly Health Committee today on a bipartisan vote of 11-1. This bill strengthens the Attorney General’s oversight authority to preserve and promote culturally sensitive and language appropriate health care for our increasingly diverse seniors.
FRESNO - As the American Health Care Act, which was the GOP bill option to repeal the Affordable Care Act was pulled from consideration for vote last week; community health advocates and legislators in the state voiced a cautious relief as access to health care for millions of Californians is no longer at risk, at least for now.
Resolutions acknowledge contributions of Aerospace and Aviation industries
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chairman of the Select Committee on Aerospace, recognized “California Aerospace and Aviation Days” on the Assembly Floor today, and introduced guests in conjunction with the event which runs March 27-29. Muratsuchi spoke to the Assembly about the significant number of jobs the multi-billion dollar industry brings to the State of California.
Torrance, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 491, which establishes $3 million in grants to the State Library for the education of Japanese American incarceration, today passed the Assembly Education Committee on a unanimous vote of 7-0. Specifically, the bill will extend funding for the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, run by the State Library, through an appropriation of $3 million in General Funds that will be distributed over the next three years.
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Assembly unanimously passed, with a vote of 77-0, 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
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety unanimously 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 10-14years old under current law to all children under the age of 14.
With each passing Torrance refinery blast, fire, hydrofluoric acid leak, crane collapse, power outage or smoke-belching emergency flare, calls have grown for measures to make the plant safer.
Local activists have pleaded for a ban on highly toxic hydrofluoric acid used at refineries in Torrance and Wilmington — the only two in the state to use the acid. More than 8,000 people have signed a petition in support.
The county Board of Supervisors, prodded by increasing political and regulatory efforts to protect public health and safety, endorsed proposals Wednesday to ban highly toxic hydrofluoric acid from the two South Bay refineries that use the chemical.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) released the following statement regarding the recent fire at the Torrance Refinery and the announcement that the Southern California Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will hold a public hearing in Torrance to examine recent operational problems at the refinery: