Kevin Murray (politician)
Prior to his election to the assembly, Murray practiced law in the areas of entertainment, real estate, insurance, and dependency. He also provided consulting and management services to artists in the entertainment industry.
California State Assembly
Murray was an assemblyman in the California State Assembly from 1994 to 1998. He represented the 47th district, which covers an area of Los Angeles. Murray was a Democrat, and he served as Chair of the Transportation Committee.
California State Senate
Murray was a senator in the California State Senate, representing the 26th district based in Culver City, California. He was also chair of the Appropriations Committee, the Transportation Committee, the Democratic Caucus, and the California Legislative Black Caucus. Murray also served on the California Film Commission. He retired due to term limits in 2006.
In the early 2000s, Senator Murray was vigorous in his advocacy on behalf of creative workers in the entertainment industry. He convened hearings in 2001 and 2002 on contracting and accounting practices in the recording industry and sponsored two bills aimed to improve the legal standing of recording artists with respect to the duration of their contracts and their ability to conduct royalty audits of their record companies. These measures were strongly opposed by the RIAA; the contract oriented bill (SB 1246, which would have amended the CA Labor Code) failed to pass, but the audit bill (SB 1034) was passed. [citations forthcoming]
In December of 1998 Kevin Murray was caught with a prostitute in a parking lot and arrested by LAPD officers. He was later acquitted of all charges because the arresting officers did not book the condom that was used into evidence. The mayors office was involved in the acquittal process. The Los Angeles City Attorney's office was later quoted stating that they were not allowed to release details regarding the dismissal of the case.
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- "Kevin Murray, D-Los Angeles". Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-04-16.
- "LMU State Relations". Retrieved 2007-04-16.
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