Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 2226, a measure requiring children to attend one year of kindergarten before enrolling in first grade, beginning with the 2026-2027 school year. This would thereby make kindergarten mandatory, and ensuring children are well prepared to enter first grade
Torrance, CA - Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 483, which will expand access to school-based health and mental health services by making it easier for schools to participate in the Local Education Agency Billing Option Program (LEA BOP) and receive federal Medicaid reimbursement for health services provided to Medi-Cal eligible students.
Torrance, CA – Assembly Bill 899, which will help protect babies by requiring baby food manufacturers to test their products for toxic heavy metals, was signed into law today by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Bill would close the wage gap between teachers and college graduates in other fields
Torrance, CA – Assembly Bill 247, which will place the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act on the 2024 statewide election ballot, passed the Assembly Education and Higher Education Committees in a 10-0 vote today.
Bill would allow felony charges for repeat retail theft offenders while also providing diversion programs involving substance abuse and mental health treatment
Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chair of the Assembly Education Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Governor's proposed 2023-24 State Budget:
AB 1502 will strengthen state oversight over nursing home quality of care
Torrance, CA – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi's (D-Torrance) AB 1740, which will discourage the theft and subsequent black market sale of catalytic converters.