Press Releases

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, released the following statement on the University of California Board of Regents report finding the UC Office of the President interfered with a state audit:

“The University of California Board of Regents’ investigation into the UC Office of the President confirmed the State Auditor’s findings from her April 2017 report.  UC President Janet Napolitano and her top aides deliberately interfered with the Legislature’s attempt to provide greater transparency and accountability as to UCOP’s finances.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Torrance, CA – On Sunday, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bills (AB) 1646, 1647 and 1649. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Torrance, CA – On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 461, which will expand the exclusion for forgiven or canceled student loan debt from gross income in determining state tax liability.  Current federal law allows for forgiving or canceling student loan debt, but the forgiven loan debt may still be assessed as a state tax liability.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Torrance, CA – This week, Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assembly Bill (AB) 562, the Audit Protection Act, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco).  This new law authorizes a civil penalty of up to $5,000 on anyone who, with intent to deceive or defraud, obstructs the California State Auditor in the performance of an audit.  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sacramento, CA – This weekend, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 368, a new law that allows the consolidation of child sexual assault prosecutions to protect child victims from having to relive their assault details multiple times in court.  Under AB 368, sponsored by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, when an offender commits certain sexual crimes with a minor in multiple jurisdictions, the offenses may be joined and heard in any one of those locations.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Torrance, CA – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Bill (AB) 360 this week.  This new law requires the California State Bar to administer a program to coordinate free civil legal assistance to veterans and their families who otherwise cannot afford legal services.  This new law also requires the State Bar to conduct a statewide survey of programs that provide legal assistance to veterans in order to better identify whether and where their needs are the greatest.  AB 360 received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Legislature.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

(Torrance, CA) – Following the Trump administration’s decision to rollback campus rape and sex crime protections, KNX Radio (AM 1070 Los Angeles) spoke with Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) about what he heard during a special college campus safety town hall he chaired at El Camino Community College.  Hear the KNX Radio report here: (:50)