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Sen. Morrell Successful in First Vote to Wash Out Occupational Licensing Requirement for Shampooing Hair
April 16, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Committee on Business, Professions, and Economic Development passed SB 999 by Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), which would start tackling California’s burdensome occupational licensing system by repealing the requirements to work in a number of personal care...
Senator Morrell Statement on SAFE Act
April 12, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) issued the following statement on SB 1456, the Sexual Abuse-Free Education (SAFE) Act , after its consideration by the Senate Education Committee on April 11, 2018. The measure aims to protect K-12 students by preventing educators and staff who...
MEDIA ADVISORY: Victims of past student sex abuse cases to testify in support of California SAFE Act – Tomorrow, April 11
April 10, 2018
On Wednesday, April 11, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will present SB 1456, the Sexual Abuse-Free Education (SAFE) Act , in the Senate Education Committee, advocating for reforms that will better protect students from educators guilty of sex abuse who jump from school to school. He will...
1,500 training hours and $125 to shampoo hair?
April 9, 2018
Did you know California requires a license to work in over 300 different jobs? Everything from tree trimming and interior design to makeup artistry and yes – even shampooing – makes the list. It is a distinction that has prompted the Institute for Justice to rank the state as the “ most broadly and...
Protecting Students from Sexual Predators
April 3, 2018
Should educators who commit acts of sex abuse be able to move from school to school, all the while concealing their crimes and putting more children at risk? The answer is an obvious “no.” Sadly, however, it happens. The vast majority of teachers and school employees are dedicated and caring...
Sen. Morrell Honors San Bernardino's Shelley Burnach as Woman of the Year at State Capitol
March 13, 2018
SACRAMENTO – On March 12, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) honored Shelley Burnach of San Bernardino during the Woman of the Year ceremony at the State Capitol. Burnach was previously recognized as the 23rd Senate District Woman of the Year at the senator’s Women of Distinction ceremony...
State Legislature Approves Whistleblower Protections for Capitol Staff
February 5, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Today, the state legislature sent to the governor Assembly Bill 403 , a measure authored by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) to extend state worker whistleblower protections to legislative employees. Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) is a coauthor of the measure...
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Brown's 2018 State of the State Address
January 25, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga, today issued the following statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s 2018 State of the State Address: “The governor’s State of the State Address was filled with promises of utopian dreams of a government bureaucracy that plans, controls, and...
Senator Mike Morrell Responds to Governor Brown's Proposed 2018-19 State Budget
January 10, 2018
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal for 2018-19:
Senator Morrell Now Accepting Nominations for Veterans Recognition Event
December 13, 2017
In the spring of 2018, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will host the 5th annual Patriots of the Past, Present, and Future ceremony at March Field Air Museum in Riverside to honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to our nation. The event is a unique opportunity to...
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Why Senate Democrats Oppose Good Budget Transparency Bill
Flash Report - Despite this bill being the perfect opportunity for lawmakers to perform an actual act of transparency, Senate Democrats have...
California's war on 'economic crimes' raises eerie parallels to communist countries
OC Register - Many of these “economic crimes” simply involve working without the proper license. A study from the Institute for Justice finds that...
California needs more answers on assisted suicide
Sacramento Bee - Despite nearly two years of doctor-assisted suicide in California, we know little to nothing about crucial questions: Why are...
Burdensome Licensing Law Turns Shampooers into Criminals
Fox & Hounds - California lawmakers often complain about the limited opportunities for low-income people to find meaningful work and about the...
California state senator wants stricter vetting for teachers investigated for sexual abuse
The Desert Sun - To prevent teachers who have been investigated for sexual abuse from quietly resigning and moving to another school, a state...