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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
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.
June 12, 2020
During the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee hearing on June 12, 2020, Sen. Moorlach questions the inclusion of a used car dealer’s tax contained in AB 85, a budget trailer bill.
June 12, 2020
During the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee hearing on June 12, 2020, Sen. Moorlach questions funding to fix a problem at a new California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation facility in Stockton, which is contained in AB 75, the Democrats’ proposed augmentation of the 2019 budget.
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 11, 2020
Sen. Moorlach is an advocate of vote by mail, but during Senate Floor Session on June 11, 2020, he asked questions and expressed his concerns about the ability of the Secretary of State's Department to effectively implement AB 860, which will require that all California voters receive a vote-by-...
June 11, 2020
Sen. Moorlach, an advocate of vote by mail, voices his concerns about the Secretary of State Department's ability to properly implement Assembly Bill 860 during Senate Floor Session on June 11, 2020.

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February 24, 2019
Senate Bill 241 would reform the Voluntary Contribution Program by expanding contribution options on the California personal income tax return, Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Form 540. Killed in Senate Appropiations Committee on Suspense File . Bill page .
February 21, 2019
Senate Bill 359 would create an alternative referendum method for parties who are interested in overturning an ordinance passed by a city council, keeping the current method in code and allowing proponents the opportunity to choose which pathway they prefer. Signed into law . Bill page .

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February 21, 2018
SB 1433 will amend California Government Code to restrict access to the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) so that counties or districts cannot prospectively allow members to participate in the program. Killed in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee . Bill page .
February 16, 2018
Senate Bill 1368 enacts the Statewide Open Enrollment Act, permitting all California K-12 students to attend a school in any school district, regardless of residency or school district boundaries. Killed in Senate Education Committee . Bill page .
February 16, 2018
Senate Bill 1116 incentivizes homeowners to sell to first time buyers by increasing the capital gains exclusion from $250,000 to $300,000 for single filers and from $500,000 to $600,000 for married couples filing jointly. This exclusion applies specifically for transactions between homeowners and...
February 16, 2018
SB 1297 creates the Office of the State Operations and the position of Chief Operating Officer will serve as the head of the office, and will be appointed by the Governor. This position is created to enhance coordination between state agencies and the Governor’s Office, and to improve efficiency of...
February 14, 2018
Senate Bill 1049 expands freedom to charter cities by eliminating the requirement to enter into a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), and by allowing the cities the option to choose to enter into Project Labor Agreements and not be penalized against receiving funding. Killed in Senate Governance and...
February 14, 2018
Senate Bill 1049 expands freedom to charter cities by eliminating the requirement to enter into a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), and by allowing the cities the option to choose to enter into Project Labor Agreements and not be penalized against receiving funding. Killed in Senate Governance and...
February 14, 2018
Senate Bill 1074 will post the breakdown of fuel taxes on the pumps and on the premises of gas stations, while there are posts on there already, this will expand the tax and cost breakdown and provide a more innovative solution for consumers by using a Quick Read code that can be regularly update...
February 13, 2018
SB 1033 requires entities with contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to bear full financial responsibility for actions that would increase actuarial liability for a member’s pension contributions. Killed in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee ...
February 13, 2018
SB 1031 will amend California Government Code to temporarily freeze cost of living adjustments (COLA) when a public retirement system investment fund drops below an 80% funded status. Killed in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee . Bill page .
February 13, 2018
SB 1032 repeals the Terminated Agency Pool (TAP) within the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS). Killed in Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee . Bill page .

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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 .
February 27, 2017
Create whistleblower protections for students who have reasonable cause to believe that a violation of state or federal statute, or a violation of or noncompliance with a local, state, or federal rule or regulation, or applicable local agency policy has occurred in the classroom or on campus. The...
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 .

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June 27, 2016
A couple weeks ago, I rose in opposition to SB 1146 - which constrains religious liberty in faith-based private colleges and universities. If SB 1146 is signed into law - faith-based institutions would lose the right to operate according to their religious mission and identity. Action Alert -...
June 27, 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 .
June 2, 2016
Senator Moorlach unpacks the implications of flawed SB 959 - University of California: contracts: bidding (Lara), calling on colleagues to be smarter about fiscal ramifications of legislative bills and money management, and insisting that the fallback plan of going back to taxpayers for tax...
May 19, 2016
Senator Moorlach shares why he opposed Senate Bill SB 1446 (Hancock) – Firearms: Magazine Capacity– on the Senate floor. Watch as he shares why SB 1446 starts a slippery slope toward taking more freedoms away from citizens.
May 13, 2016
Senator Moorlach Joins KNX 1070 News Radio to give the CPA take on the Governor’s May Revision to the 2016-17 state budget proposal. Read Senator Moorlach’s full statement HERE .
May 13, 2016
Senator Moorlach joins KTKZ AM 1380 host, Phil Cowan during his ‘Capitol Hour’ show to share his thoughts and perspective on the upcoming May Revision to the 2016-17 state budget.
May 4, 2016
"One of California's largest exports is its citizens, many flocking to Texas for lower taxes and a better fiscal climate. Now, we see one of the clear reasons why. "Texas is best prepared for a recession, while California remains dead last -- even beating out Illinois. Once again, the metrics tell...

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