Press Releases

Friday, September 15, 2017

Torrance, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 360 would require the California State Bar to administer a program that encourages attorneys to provide free civil legal assistance to veterans and their families who otherwise could not afford legal services.  The bill also would require the State Bar to conduct a statewide survey of programs that provide legal assistance to veterans in order to better identify where their needs are the greatest.  This bill passed the Senate floor on a unanimous, bipartisan 37-0 vote.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Torrance, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 365, which would allow children of active military personnel to be exempted from local graduation coursework requirements that go above and beyond state graduation requirements, passed the Senate Floor on a bipartisan, unanimous 40-0 vote.

Friday, September 1, 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

Torrance, CA – The California Senate passed AB 562, the Audit Protection Act, by a vote of 5-1.  Jointly authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), along with Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), the bill would impose a civil penalty of up to $5,000 on anyone who intentionally deceives, defrauds, obstructs or interferes with the California State Auditor in the performance of his or her official duties.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi joined the South Bay Aerospace Industry Alliance to champion the iconic industry.  The South Bay Aerospace Industry Alliance is a non-partisan community-based coalition of community leaders formed to support the regional aerospace industry.

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”. 

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

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.