Press Releases

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Torrance, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 1775 and State Senator Hannah Beth Jackson’s Senate Bill (SB) 834, which prohibit any new pipelines or other infrastructure in state waters that would support new offshore oil drilling and development off California’s coast.

“With the signing of AB 1775 and SB 834, California is fighting back against the Trump Administration’s plan to expand offshore oil drilling off California’s coast,” declared Assemblymember Muratsuchi.  “We are standing up to protect the South Bay in my district and our state’s entire coast from the threat of more offshore oil drilling and ugly oil rigs.  I thank Governor Brown for leading the resistance and Senator Jackson for working with me to protect our state’s multibillion dollar coastal economy and beautiful beaches and coastline.”

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

AB 2791 allows stray kittens and puppies to be immediately released to rescue groups

Torrance – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 2791 into law.  This law, which is sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), will allow stray, motherless kittens and puppies less than eight weeks of age to be immediately released from the shelter to rescue groups rather than be required to stay at the shelter for three days, as is required by current law.  The immediate release of these animals is meant to ensure their health and survival, as unweaned kittens and puppies are more vulnerable to disease at the shelter and are at high-risk for euthanasia. 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Torrance, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Joint Author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier)’s Assembly Bill 1782, a bill which establishes surfing as California’s state sport.  Surfing is an iconic part of California’s culture, and with around 1,100 miles of coastline throughout California, the sport generates significant economic activity each year for the state.

Both Assemblymembers are avid surfers who have spent much time surfing in the waters off the coast of Southern California.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) has chosen Smog City Brewing Co. as his 2018 Small Business of the Year.

Founded in 2011, Laurie and Jonathan Porter opened Smog City Brewing Co. as a brewer-owned and operated independent craft brewery. For the last seven years, the company has made its mark in Southern California with creatively inspired and exceptionally balanced beers. Known for quality, diversity and complexity, Smog City beers speak to the unique melting pot that is Los Angeles County.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 1775, jointly authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), passed the Assembly Floor on a bipartisan vote of 45-24.  The bill, introduced in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of their intention to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, will ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development. 

“We need to protect our beautiful South Bay coast and as well as coasts throughout California. This bill will help protect the health of the residents who live and work near the coast as well as the marine environment,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi.

Friday, June 1, 2018

(San Francisco) –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and joint author Assemblymember Bill Quirk wrote the “panic button” bill (Assembly Bill 1761) so hotels would be required to provide employees working alone in a guest room with a “panic button.” Assemblymember Muratsuchi said the legislation’s intent is simple, “Hotel employees deserve to feel safe when they are doing their job.” Listen to the KQED Radio report on Assemblymember Muratuschi’s legislation.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Construction paid for, in part, with $231 million secured by Assemblymember Muratsuchi