SACRAMENTO – With the 2013-2014 legislative session officially over, Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D–Torrance) released the following statement:
“I am proud of the tremendous progress that the State of California has made during my first legislative term. We worked across party lines to accomplish much, including two on-time, balanced budgets with no new taxes and a healthy reserve; a strengthened rainy day fund; and a $7.5 billion water bond to address the state’s drought crisis. As Chairman of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, we delivered over $10 billion in increased funding for our schools, community colleges, and universities. As Chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Aerospace, I authored and coauthored several tax credit measures to make California more competitive to attract and retain good-paying manufacturing jobs. I also worked on improving the state’s business climate by streamlining regulations and supporting small businesses. I look forward to continuing the California comeback in my next legislative term.”
Some of Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s 2013-2014 notable legislation:
- AB 777 (chaptered) – Grows and supports the aerospace industry by classifying spaceflight property as business inventory and therefore not subject to property tax.
- AB 66 (chaptered) – Keeps the lights on in CA by mandating the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to require an electrical corporation to include in an annual reliability report, information on system reliability, including the frequency and duration of interruptions in services.
- AB 449 (chaptered) – Protects students by creating a statutory duty for a superintendent to report teacher or employee misconduct to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
- AB 370 (chaptered) – Protects web browsers by requiring web sites to disclose how and when they collect personal information about individuals’ online activities.
- AB 2188 (pending Governor’s signature) – Helps the state reach its renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals and creates more solar jobs by requiring local ordinances to streamline the solar permitting process.
Assemblymember Muratsuchi’s website: www.asm.ca.gov/muratsuchi