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Daily Democrat: Time for state to curb ADA lawsuit abuse

April 30, 2016
The Americans with Disabilities Act, adopted in 1990, was intended to prohibit discrimination against those with physical or mental impairments and improve access for the disabled to public accommodations. Too often, however, it has been used to shake down businesses for minor violations — a sign...

Balita News: May is 'California Lupus Awareness Month'

April 29, 2016
Senator Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) yesterday presented Senate Resolution 65, which designates May as “California Lupus Awareness Month.” Senate Resolution 65 passed with a 36-0 vote, receiving overwhelming, bipartisan support. The measure seeks to bring greater awareness, understanding and insight to...

OC Register: In the dark on debt

April 27, 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 earlier this month – two Republicans voting for it and three Democrats against in the Senate Public Employment and...

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...

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...

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