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June 22, 2020
Sen. Moorlach presents Senate Bill 1185 on the Senate Floor (6/22/2020), whichy would allow businesses and homeowners to install, maintain and use a back-up natural gas generator onsite for use in the event of a public safety power shut-off (PSPS) event.
June 18, 2020
Out of 120 California lawmakers, Senator Moorlach is the only one who has not taken money from police unions, KFBK’s Amanda Carroll reports. June 18, 2020
June 15, 2020
During the Senate Floor debate on the State Budget (6/15/20), Senator Moorlach expresses his opposition to Assembly Bill 85, a budget trailer measures related to state taxes and charges.
June 12, 2020
During the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee hearing on June 12, 2020, Sen. Moorlach asks why Democrats have deferred payments in an education Budget trailer bill, AB 76.
June 12, 2020
Senator John M. W. Moorlach asks about funding cuts during the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee’s hearing on the Democrat-Crafted “Legislature’s Budget Package” held on June 12, 2020.

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October 23, 2019
SB 640 would clarify the definition of ‘gravely disabled’ to align it with the original intent of the LPS Act. If an individual, as a result of a mental health disorder, is incapable of making informed decisions about their own personal wellbeing, there should be better metrics to help those who...
August 8, 2019
SB 640 would clarify the definition of ‘gravely disabled’ to align it with the original intent of the LPS Act. If an individual, as a result of a mental health disorder, is incapable of making informed decisions about their own personal wellbeing, there should be better metrics to help those who...
May 21, 2019
Senate Bill 496, known as Protections Against Financial Abuse of Elder and Dependent Adults, gives financial industry participants and state regulators new tools to help detect and prevent the financial abuse of vulnerable adults. Signed into law . Bill page .
May 21, 2019
Senate Bill 184, to reform the Judicial Retirement System II, would let judges leave the bench earlier, with the requirement that they defer their pension until their eligible date and, in many cases, take a proportional reduction based on fewer years of service credit. Passed by the Legislature...
May 20, 2019
Senate 535 would require that the Air Resources Board include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fires, natural and human caused, in future iterations of the Assembly Bill 32 Scoping Plan. Killed in Senate Appropiations Committee on Suspense File . Bill page .
May 20, 2019
Senate Bill 754 would provide for the election of board members by acclamation if the number of candidates seeking election is equal to or fewer than the number of board seats available. Signed into Law . Bill page .
April 30, 2019
Senate Bill 754 provides for election of board members by acclamation if the number of candidates seeking election is equal to or fewer than the number of board seats available. Signed into Law . Bill page .
April 24, 2019
Senate 535 would require that the Air Resources Board include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fires, natural and human-caused, in future iterations of the Assembly Bill 32 Scoping Plan. Held in Senate Appropriations Committee . Bill page .
April 24, 2019
Senate Bill 447 would authorize the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to transfer two parcels of land in the City of Orange known as Hart Park (google maps) and Handy Park (google maps) to the City. Bill held . Bill page .
April 23, 2019
Senate Bill 598 takes the first step to modernize California’s municipal finance reporting practices. It creates the Open Financial Statements Commission to evaluate the feasibility of transitioning municipal financial reports to a machine-readable format, such as iXBRL (inline eXtensible Business...

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August 20, 2018
Senate Bill 1363 creates the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI-CA) Voluntary Tax Contribution fund and allows taxpayers to designate on their Form 540 an exact dollar amount to be donated to NAMI-CA. Donations made through the VCF would fund NAMI-CA’s Crisis Intervention Team (...
August 16, 2018
Senate Bill 1363 creates the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI-CA) Voluntary Tax Contribution fund and allows taxpayers to designate on their Form 540 an exact dollar amount to be donated to NAMI-CA. Donations made through the VCF would fund NAMI-CA’s Crisis Intervention Team (...
June 11, 2018
Senate Bill 1363 creates the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI-CA) Voluntary Tax Contribution fund and allows taxpayers to designate on their Form 540 an exact dollar amount to be donated to NAMI-CA. Donations made through the VCF would fund NAMI-CA’s Crisis Intervention Team (...
April 23, 2018
Senate Bill 1363 creates the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI-CA) Voluntary Tax Contribution fund and allows taxpayers to designate on their Form 540 an exact dollar amount to be donated to NAMI-CA. Donations made through the VCF would fund NAMI-CA’s Crisis Intervention Team (...
April 16, 2018
Senate Bill 1363 creates the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI-CA) Voluntary Tax Contribution fund and allows taxpayers to designate on their Form 540 an exact dollar amount to be donated to NAMI-CA. Donations made through the VCF would fund NAMI-CA’s Crisis Intervention Team (...
April 14, 2018
Senate Bill 1363 creates the National Alliance on Mental Illness, California (NAMI-CA) Voluntary Tax Contribution fund and allows taxpayers to designate on their Form 540 an exact dollar amount to be donated to NAMI-CA. Donations made through the VCF would fund NAMI-CA’s Crisis Intervention Team (...
March 22, 2018
In an effort to dramatically reduce the state’s highest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, curb the impacts of future wildfires and prevent unnecessary damage to life and property, Senate Bill 1463 will continuously appropriate 25 percent of cap and trade funds to counties to harden the...
March 14, 2018
Senate Constitutional Amendment 16 and Senate Bill 1344 are companion measures that establish the California Education Savings Account Act of 2020. This groundbreaking legislation gives parents the option of moving their children from their assigned school, and allows them to choose any accredited...
March 14, 2018
Senate Constitutional Amendment 16 and Senate Bill 1344 are companion measures that establish the California Education Savings Account Act of 2020. This groundbreaking legislation gives parents the option of moving their children from their assigned school, and allows them to choose any accredited...

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March 8, 2017
Senator John Moorlach Discusses California’s Relationship with the New Administration in D.C., recent challenges with the high-speed rail project and how other policy & fiscal challenges in 2017-18 legislative session will impact taxpayers and their economic situation.
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 590 would repeal Education Code Section 42127.01, which places a cap on the amount of reserves (assigned and unassigned account balances) that a school district is legally able to maintain. By restricting districts’ abilities to save for economic uncertainties, this cap on reserve funds...
February 27, 2017
Senate Constitutional Amendment 7 repeals Prop 71 and stops the further issuance of bonds to fund stem cell research. Killed in Senate Health Committee . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 653 would require county Treasurer-Tax Collectors to post required public notices on the county’s websites in addition to the existing newspaper requirement. This will result in greater access to these notices. Signed into law . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Constitutional Amendment 7 repeals Prop 71 and stops the further issuance of bonds to fund stem cell research. Killed in Senate Health Committee . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 665 requires an organization or association submitting an argument to also submit additional information to the county elections official to enable the county elections official to determine if it qualifies as a bona fide association of citizens. Signed into law . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Constitutional Amendment 7 repeals Prop 71 and stops the further issuance of bonds to fund stem cell research. Killed in Senate Health Committee . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Clarify that prepaid employer contributions made by counties and districts can be paid no later than 30 days after the beginning of the county or district’s fiscal year, and that a county or district may prepay more than a year if they choose to do so. Signed into law . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Constitutional Amendment 7 repeals Prop 71 and stops the further issuance of bonds to fund stem cell research. Killed in Senate Health Committee . Bill page .

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December 16, 2016
Senator Moorlach joins KTKZ AM 1380 host, Phil Cowan during his ‘Capitol Hour’ show to give an update on California’s pension crisis and his plan to continue promoting fiscal responsibility in the State Legislature.
August 29, 2016
Senator Moorlach discusses his 7-step plan to fix Caltrans and California’s roads with Larry Marino on KRLA AM 870. Join the conversation: Tweet Senator Moorlach at @SenatorMoorlach #FixCaltrans and Larry at @lanewsguy #SundayMorningNewsmakers.
August 25, 2016
Today, Senator Moorlach rose to share a point of information on the Senate Floor related to Orange County resident, Albert Pujols of the Anaheim Angels . Last night, Albert hit his 584th homerun, putting him ahead of Mark McGwire, alone in 10th on the all-time list. Learn More: https://www...
August 23, 2016
Today, Senators Moorlach and Nguyen presented Orange County based Olympic medalist, Shirley Babashoff, on the Senate floor with a resolution to highlight her community involvement and to extend to her special honors for her many accomplishments at the Olympics and beyond. During the 1976 Olympics,...

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