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April 20, 2020
“I'm going to continue to pound the table until AB 5 is suspended,” said Senator Moorlach.
April 20, 2020
“Senate Bill 990 is a critical piece of legislation that should be enacted if Governor Newsom fails to act,” said Senator Moorlach.
April 20, 2020
“Californians should be free from the chains of this AB 5 nonsense,” said Senator Moorlach.
January 8, 2020
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...

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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...
April 22, 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 10, 2019
Senate Bill 584 would expedite opportunities for local jurisdictions located in Tier 3 fire-threat areas to underground current overhead electrical infrastructure for wildfire mitigation. Killed in Senate Appropiations Committee on Suspense File . Bill page .
April 10, 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 .
April 10, 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...
April 10, 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...
March 27, 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...
March 7, 2019
Senate Bill 584 would expedite opportunities for local jurisdictions located in Tier 3 fire-threat areas to underground current overhead electrical infrastructure for wildfire mitigation. Killed in Senate Appropiations Committee on Suspense File . Bill page .
February 25, 2019
Senate Bill 435 vests family law courts with the discretion to allow case-specific hearsay evidence (in expert witness testimony) on custody and financial issues. This bill seeks to remedy the burdensome delays that have been caused in family law proceedings by the recent People v. Sanchez decision...
February 25, 2019
Senate Bill 689 would amend the California Health and Safety Code Section 121349 to allow local governments a greater say in the location of clean needle and syringe exchange programs. Failed in Senate Health Committee . Bill page .

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March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
March 1, 2018
Senate Bill 1325 recognizes the right of every non-incarcerated individual in California to remain un-medicated, and for individuals and groups to voluntarily self-quarantine on private property during an emergency. Public health orders may not infringe these rights, even in an emergency. Killed in...
March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
March 1, 2018
SB 1395 will require the Franchise Tax Board to publish the recipient of a state funded tax credit’s name, address, and the exact amount of the credits. The intent of this bill is to ensure fairness and transparency within the California budget. The credits will be published online and in a...
February 22, 2018
SB 1099 bans various items from being carried in the process of a protest. This legislation mirrors a recent ordinance passed in LA, giving law enforcement the ability prevent violent riots and enhance criminal penalties for those looking to silence opposing views. Killed in Senate Appropriations...

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February 27, 2017
SB 681 will give local jurisdictions the ability to leave their contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) for their employees’ retirement plans without being excessively charged or penalized. Killed in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 59 seeks to increase local participation and discussions in the disposition of the Costa Mesa-based Fairview Developmental Center property. Bill held . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
SB 681 will give local jurisdictions the ability to leave their contracts with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) for their employees’ retirement plans without being excessively charged or penalized. Killed in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 247 repeals and reduces unnecessary occupational licensing laws for several professions, allowing people to make a living without having to ask permission from the government to do so. Killed in Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 742 would require cities that issue bonds to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in their financial reports. The use of GAAP would provide investors and the public with needed transparency in cities’ financial information. Signed into law . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 247 repeals and reduces unnecessary occupational licensing laws for several professions, allowing people to make a living without having to ask permission from the government to do so. Killed in Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee . Bill Page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 764 expands options available to real estate brokers to protect their clients’ money. SB 764 allows brokers to utilize an insurance policy to protect money being held in a client trust fund account. This is an expansion of current law which restricts protective options to only fidelity...
February 27, 2017
SB 371 prohibits individuals who would be personally affected by an employment agreement from representing the public agency in negotiations with employee organizations. Killed in Public Employment and Retirement Committee . Bill page .
February 27, 2017
Senate Bill 764 expands options available to real estate brokers to protect their clients’ money. SB 764 allows brokers to utilize an insurance policy to protect money being held in a client trust fund account. This is an expansion of current law which restricts protective options to only fidelity...
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...

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August 17, 2016
Senator Moorlach Opposes AB 1907- Orange County Fair: Sale of State Property.
August 15, 2016
Today, I voted against AB 1217, which was redundant and unnecessary. Sacramento needs to keep its nose out of local issues.
August 4, 2016
It was a joy to honor Dodgers legend, Vin Scully, this morning on the Senate floor. He is an incredible broadcaster and there’s just no one else that compares. ‪
August 2, 2016
Senator Moorlach joins KABC 790 host, Doug McIntyre to discuss the passage of his bill, SB 1255, which will amend the California Family Code to allow for a couple to be considered “living separate and apart” while still living under the same roof for purposes of establishing a date of separation as...
July 31, 2016
The bill seeks to clarify that Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding is available to county personnel for crisis stabilization services, specifically when law enforcement has in custody an individual who exhibits behaviors that warrant a mental health evaluation. Killed in the Assembly . Bill...
July 31, 2016
Senate Bill 1255 would amend the California Family Code to allow for a couple to be considered “living separate and apart” while still living under the same roof for purposes of establishing a date of separation as a precursor of divorce. Signed into law . Bill page .
July 31, 2016
Senate Billx1 9 prohibits the use of one-time, nonrecurring funds to support permanent ongoing state positions within the Department of Transportation (Caltrans). This bill also requires Caltrans to increase contracting for architectural and engineering services decreasing the use of permanent...
July 31, 2016
Senate Billx1 9 prohibits the use of one-time, nonrecurring funds to support permanent ongoing state positions within the Department of Transportation (Caltrans). This bill also requires Caltrans to increase contracting for architectural and engineering services decreasing the use of permanent...
July 31, 2016
Senate Resolution 65 seeks to designate May, 2016 as “California Lupus Awareness Month,” which will help bring greater awareness, understanding and insight to the devastating effects of systematic lupus erythematosus “lupus.” Adopted . Bill page .

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