Committee Assignments

Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee

Senator John Moorlach was appointed to the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications in 2018. The committee hears bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, communications development and technology, railways, and for-hire passenger carriers. The committee has been monitoring legislation around PG&E’s bankruptcy and plans to help mitigate the risk of wildfires.

Senator Moorlach is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications for the 2019-2020 legislative session. 

Senate Governance and Finance Committee

Senator John Moorlach joined the Senate Governance and Finance Committee in 2015. On this committee, he hears bills related to state and local government revenue mechanisms, taxes, and land use and development. As a former Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and Supervisor and a leading expert on municipal bankruptcies, Senator Moorlach is poised to tackle these issues.

Senator Moorlach is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Senate Public Safety Committee

Senator John Moorlach was appointed to the Senate Committee on Public Safety in 2019.  The committee amends the Evidence Code, relating to criminal procedure, the Penal Code and legislation relating to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

Senator Moorlach is serving as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Public Safety for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee

Senator John Moorlach has served on the Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review since he came to the Senate in 2015. This committee considers and votes upon the budget bill in chief, and related trailer bills, as presented to the Legislature from the Governor every January 10th.  This committee has five subcommittees and Moorlach serves on Subcommittee 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary

In addition to the standing committee, Senator Moorlach regularly serves on Budget Conference Committee to mediate the differences between the Assembly and Senate versions of the Budget.

Senator Moorlach is serving as the Vice-Chair of Subcommittee 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Senate Housing Committee

At the start of the 2019-2020 legislative session, Senator John Moorlach joined the Senate Housing Committee when Senate leadership decided to divide the Transportation and Housing Committee. This committee hears bill related to housing issues in California, including affordable housing, homelessness, and housing finance. In this committee, Senator Moorlach is a staunch advocate for personal property rights. 

Senate Insurance Committee

In 2018, Senator John Moorlach started serving on the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance. On this committee, he hears bills relating to insurance, indemnity, surety, and warranty agreements. Lately, Senator Moorlach has heard many bills on wildfire and earthquake insurance.

Joint Rules Committee

Senator John Moorlach was appointed to the Joint Committee on Rules in 2018. The committee manages all events and rules applicable to running the Capitol. They also engage in discreet issue areas that affect the entire legislative community, including new standards and procedures related to workplace conduct. 

Joint Legislative Audit Committee

Senator John Moorlach has been a member of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee since the beginning of 2019. Audits considered by the JLAC include performance audits, which examine whether state agencies and programs are efficiently and effectively; carrying out specified goals and objectives; complying with laws, regulations, and policies; and, using state resources properly. These audits provide best practices by the state and supply recommendations for further improvement and oversight. As the only trained Certified Public Accountant and a former Treasurer-Tax Collector of Orange County, he has experience in performing and reviewing audits.

Senate Select Committee on Mental Health

Senator John Moorlach has been a member of the Select Committee on Mental Health after requesting to be placed on the committee in 2018. The committee is authorized and directed to identify the best methods and current trends in mental health treatment, something for which Senator Moorlach has been intimately familiar. The committee conducts hearings, authors legislation, advocates for critical budget items, and produces relevant reports to improve mental health treatment in California.

Senate Select Committee on Governor's 2019 Report: Wildfires and Climate Change - California's Energy Future

Senator John Moorlach was asked to be a member of the Select Committee on Governor's 2019 Report: Wildfires and Climate Change - California's Energy Future since the Spring of 2019. The committee’s task is to evaluate the governor’s most recent task force report on wildfires and determine policy alternatives to protect life and property in future catastrophic events.