Press Releases

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) is leading the battle against the Trump administration’s efforts to expand off shore drilling along the coast of California. A. Martinez, with KPCC Radio’s It Takes Two program, interviewed Assemblymember Muratsuchi about his legislation to block any new off shore drilling. Hear the entire interview here: (4:55)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Joint Author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), today held a press conference at the Tim Kelly Surfing Memorial statue in Hermosa Beach for AB 1782, a bill which will establish surfing as California’s state sport.  Both Assemblymembers, joined by other speakers and attendees, ended the event by going surfing. 

California is an iconic California sport that brings in significant economic activity to the state each year. The state is home to several surfing museums, including the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

(San Francisco) - Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and joint author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) have introduced Assembly Bill 1782, a bill which will establish surfing as California’s state sport. “Nothing represents the California Dream better than surfing -- riding the waves and living in harmony with the beautiful beaches and ocean of our Golden State,” Assemblymember Muratsuchi says. KCBS Radio spoke with the Assemblymember about AB 1782 and filed this report. (:58)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Joint Author Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), today announced the introduction of AB 1782, a bill which will establish surfing as California’s state sport.  California is an iconic California sport that brings in significant economic activity to the state each year.  The state is home to several surfing museums, including the Surfers’ Hall of Fame.

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Torrance, CA –Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, a member of the Assembly Budget Committee and Subcommittee on Education Finance, issued the following statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown’s 2018 – 2019 state budget proposal:

“Education is my top budget priority.  As a longtime advocate for our schools and our children, I am pleased to see the Governor begin budget negotiations with a proposal to fully fund his K-12 education plan, the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  At the same time, I am working on legislation with local South Bay and state education leaders to increase the base grant portion of the LCFF, so that school districts throughout the state will have adequate funding to meet their basic operational costs.  I look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature toward the goal of restoring California’s per pupil funding to rank among the top ten states in the nation. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement yesterday to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) are reintroducing legislation to ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Torrance, CA – Today, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and joint author Assemblymember Bill Quirk introduced the so-called hotel maid “panic button” bill, which will require hotels to provide employees working alone in a guest room with a “panic button.”  Meant to protect employees from sexual harassment and sexual assault, the panic button, carried by the employee, can be used if the employee reasonably believes an “ongoing crime, harassment or other emergency is happening in the employee’s presence.”