Press Releases

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2762, the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act which, starting in 2025, will prohibit the manufacture or sale of any cosmetic product in the State of California containing any of 24 specified toxic chemicals, consistent with a similar prohibition previously enacted by the European Union and other countries.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) wrote a letter this week to the Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittee Chairs, Assemblymembers Phil Ting and Kevin McCarthy as well as Senators Holly Mitchell and Richard Roth, requesting full and fair funding for California schools. This, after Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise budget showed tax revenues taking a sharp downturn due to unprecedented expenditures from the COVID19 crisis, including a reduction in $19.8 billion less for schools and community colleges.

The letter reads:

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Introduces California Broadband Infrastructure and Distance Learning Bond Act 2020 to help students with distance learning

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) statement on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise budget proposal:

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 342 today. This bill will help California fight the Trump Administration’s plan to frack and drill for oil in national and state parks and other federal protected lands by prohibiting new pipelines and other infrastructure on state lands that would support new oil and gas production.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Torrance, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 272, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), a bill that encourages California school districts to develop and adopt policies that limit or prohibit student use of smartphones on school grounds during school hours, with specific exceptions.  This new law authorizes school districts to adopt their own policies to limit or prohibit smartphones except in the case of an emergency; when a teacher or administrator grants permission for academic or other approved purposes; when necessary for the

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Torrance, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 39, that will help raise California to the top ten in the nation in per pupil spending, passed the Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan vote.  This bill proposes aspirational funding targets for California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) to establish a plan for increasing the state’s K-12 funding by $35 billion over an unspecified number of years.  This increase would ensure that all school districts have full and fair funding to cover increasing fixed costs and improve education for all Ca

Friday, May 24, 2019

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 720, which would ensure California Community Colleges’ training programs for firefighters and law enforcement officers are fully funded, passed the Assembly Floor.  Under the current funding formula, these kinds of programs will receive less funding from the state and, as a result, may not cover the cost of instruction for colleges that offer continuing education, certified POST training, or additional coursework required for public safety officers in California.