Press Releases

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 1286, which would require cities and counties to adopt safety rules before e-scooter and other shared mobility service providers offer any device for rent or use, passed the Assembly Floor on Monday. The bill would also require the service providers to provide minimum insurance to protect riders as well as pedestrians and others in the event of an injury.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)’s Assembly Bill 1286, which would require cities and counties to adopt safety rules before e-scooter and other shared mobility service providers offer any device for rent or use, passed the Assembly Floor on Monday. The bill would also require the service providers to provide minimum insurance to protect riders as well as pedestrians and others in the event of an injury.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bill meant to stop upswing in youth nicotine consumption

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) joined other state lawmakers in coauthoring Senate Bill 38 which will prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarette and other tobacco products. The legislation covers flavored e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, e-pipes and other vaping devices as well as flavored smokable and non-smokable products, such as cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, dissolvable tobacco and tobacco edibles. Violators would face civil penalties ranging from $400 to $600 for the first incident to $5,000 to $6,000 for a fifth violation in a five-year period.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), along with Joint Author Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), introduced Assembly Bill 495, which would ban the use of toxic chemicals in cosmetics.  The bill would ban the sale of products containing toxic chemicals such as mercury, lead, phthalates, formaldehyde, among others.  In addition, the bill expands the California Safe Cosmetics Program’s enforcement authority and requires the program to report cosmetics containing any one of the listed chemicals to the Attorney General.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Torrance, CA – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) introduced Assembly Bill 272, which would require school districts to develop a policy that either prohibits or restricts the use of smartphones on school grounds during school hours.  Schools districts would be given authority to develop the details of the smartphone usage policy, allowing exceptions for emergencies and educational purposes.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Torrance, CA – Today, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) re-introduced his bill to bring California to the top ten in the nation in per pupil spending. This bill proposes a funding target under California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) which would increase the state’s K-12 funding by $35 billion over an unspecified number of years. This increase would ensure that all school districts have full and fair funding to cover increasing fixed costs and improve education for all California public school students.

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.”