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Norcal Record: Gender bias bill is a 'gotcha' law for retail industry, opponent says

April 25, 2016
The bill was introduced by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and co-authored by assembly member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) under the guise of fair retail pricing for female products. All five supporting votes in the Senate Judiciary were from Democrats and the lone dissenting vote was from Sen. John...

CA Political Review: CEQA Bill Labeled "Dangerous" for Proposing Transparency

April 25, 2016
This week, members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee voted down Senate Bill 1248 , presented by Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa).

LA Daily News: It's time for California to curb enthusiasm for ADA lawsuit abuse

April 25, 2016
At the state level, Senate Bill 1142 has been introduced by Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, and Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside, has proposed SB 269. Both bills have been named among the California Chamber of Commerce’s 12 “job creator” bills.

Fox & Hounds: Maybe-Finally-Relief for Lawsuits Against Small Business

April 25, 2016
Senator John Moorlach SB 1142, scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee today, “would provide that a defendant is not liable for statutory damages, costs, or plaintiff’s attorney’s fees for an alleged violation that is corrected within 120 days of service of a demand letter alleging...

LA Daily News Editorial Board: How is knowing state debt totals bad for California voters?

April 22, 2016
That comes through loud and clear in their opposition to state Sen. John Moorlach’s Senate Bill 1251 , the California Financial Transparency Act. It failed to clear its first committee last week — two Republicans voting for it and three Democrats against in the Senate Public Employment and...

Reason: California GOP Blathers About Freedom, But Mostly Backs 'Secrecy Lobby'

April 22, 2016
On the encouraging side, Sen. John Moorlach is a co-sponsor of SB1286. The Costa Mesa Republican also supports reform of the asset-forfeiture process by which police agencies grab the property of citizens who have never been convicted, or even accused, of a crime. The process was designed to battle...

Daily Republic: Groundwater regulatory bill advances

April 22, 2016
The bill passed the committee Wednesday with Republican Sens. Janet Nguyen, the committee vice chairwoman, and John M. W. Moorlach dissenting.

OC Register: A better fix for fixing California's roads

April 19, 2016
As with innumerable other services, privatizing the roads would be the best way to offer them the most cheaply and efficiently. We don’t expect the state to agree, but it should at least competitively bid highway maintenance to the private sector to save money, minimize bureaucratic bloat and...

Public CEO - Pushing the Case for Cost-Cutting Pension Reform

April 18, 2016
State Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, said his “California Financial Transparency Act” (SB 1251) would give voters “basic reliable nonpartisan financial information” as they consider bonds, spending measures, and candidates.

OC Register: Women's products that cost more than men's? It's called the 'pink tax', and not everyone's mad

April 17, 2016
The bill, supported by a coalition of women’s, consumer and civil rights groups, sailed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 5-1 vote last week. The only dissenter was Orange County Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa. “I believe we have a free market, and I believe that we’re not forced to...