Press Releases

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

Friday, May 18, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi is proud to announce that the California Police Chiefs Association has chosen him as their 2017 Legislator of the Year.  The award is given to the state legislator who best supported public safety issues and also worked collaboratively with the state’s police chiefs.

“I am honored to receive the California Police Chiefs Association 2017 Legislator of the Year award.  As a former prosecutor, I am proud of my 100 percent public safety voting record.  Public safety is, and always will be, a top priority for me,” said Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

(Los Angeles) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) legislation to protect hotel employees from sexual assaults and harassment is moving through the legislative process. Assembly Bill 1761 would require hotel employers to provide a panic button to their employees in order to summon assistance in an emergency situation. KNX Radio has been covering the progress and filed these two stories.