The Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance will hold a hearing for students, parents, and community members to discuss implementation of the Middle Class Scholarship.
This hearing will provide the opportunity to learn about the new program, provide public comment, and advocate for college financial aid.
The oversight hearing will be streamed live on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. You may view Wednesday’s hearing here.
To learn more about the Middle Class Scholarship, please visit the Funding Your College Future website or contact my district office at (310) 316-2164.
Assemblyman recognized for his leadership on supporting clean vehicle technology
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is pleased to name California Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) as its 2014 "California Legislator of the Year," and recognizes his bipartisan leadership to promote clean vehicle technology, incentivize California consumers to choose alternative fuel vehicles, and support jobs in the automobile manufacturing industry.
SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown signed fourteen bills authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) that the Legislature passed with bipartisan support during Muratsuchi’s first 2013-2014 legislative session.
“During my first term as an Assemblymember, I worked across party lines to fight for common sense priorities like a balanced budget, jobs, education, safe neighborhoods, and a healthy environment,” said Muratsuchi. “I am proud of my legislative accomplishments as a freshman Assemblymember, especially the new laws that I authored to help aerospace manufacturers and small businesses grow and create jobs, as well as laws to protect our children from bad teachers in the classroom, protect our privacy on the internet, and protect our beautiful California coast.”
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 2039, by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) was signed today by Governor Jerry Brown.
“AB 2039 provides important consumer protections during real estate auctions,” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “We must strive for full transparency, ensuring that consumers are being treated fairly by auction companies.”
The new law will prohibit lenders and real estate auction companies from requiring homeowners and listing agents to indemnify them from responsibility for wrongdoing during real estate transactions. Additionally, this law will require online real estate auction companies to disclose any bid placed by the auction company on behalf of the seller.
The law will become effective January 1, 2015.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several new bills into law designed to encourage the state's electric vehicle market.
Governor Signs Muratsuchi Bill to Increase Electric Vehicle Charging Station
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2565, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D–Torrance), a measure that will remove impediments to the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on private property.
Governor Signs Muratsuchi Green HOV Sticker Bill
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 2013, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), which increases the number of green High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane stickers available for new plug-in hybrid vehicles to 70,000.
“The Green HOV Sticker Program incentivizes California car buyers to buy zero-emission vehicles,” stated Assemblymember Muratsuchi. “This is a great way to clean our air and fight climate change without using tax dollars.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) led a special moment on the floor of the State Assembly to honor the memory of Louis Zamperini. Mr. Zamperini grew up in Torrance, went to Torrance High School and came to be known as the Torrance Tornado for his outstanding athleticism and running speed. He was an Olympian and a World War Two veteran. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi and Speaker Atkins discussing the Japan-CA relationship with members of the Japanese delegation
TORRANCE – Today, Governor Jerry Brown and Japan's Ambassador to the U.S., Kenichi Sasae, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between the State of California and the Government of Japan.
In signing the MOC, the State of California and Government of Japan confirmed their intention to strengthen and coordinate efforts on various issues, such as renewable energy, trade and investment, and zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).
SACRAMENTO –The Legislature approved Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi’s (D-Torrance) Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 119, which seeks to address the long-term funding needs of Career Technical Education (CTE) and other workforce and training programs at Community Colleges.
ACR 119 encourages the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges (CCC) to work with affected stakeholders, including faculty, CTE experts, and industry representatives, to develop at least three options to address long-term funding needs for CTE at CCC campuses. The options must then be submitted to the Legislature by April 1, 2015.