Recognized for Pro-Jobs
Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) Tuesday October
4, 2016, announced that he is one of only 29 lawmakers in 2016 to be recognized
by the National Federation
of Independent Business (NFIB) (link is external) for his
perfect vote record in support of California small businesses.
“Getting our friends and neighbors back
to work has been, and remains, one of my top priorities,” said Senator Morrell. “As a small business owner for over 25
years, I know how difficult it can be to navigate the state’s many regulations
and high taxes. We still have much to do on this front, but I am proud to stand
with my colleagues as we strive to make California a place where every
entrepreneur and motivated individual has an opportunity to prosper and
Each year, NFIB publishes a legislative “Voting Record (link is external),” evaluating Senators
and Assembly-members on their commitment to protecting small business owners in
Issues considered on the 2016 list ranged from expansive
and costly environmental mandates (SB 32 (link is external)) to laws that create
employment barriers to entry-level workers (SB 3 (link is external)), both of which were
opposed by Senator Morrell. NFIB also included SB 269 (link is external), a measure co-authored by the
Senator, to spare small business owners from frivolous lawsuits.
The Senator’s record this past year earned him a place in
Federation of Independent Business’s 100% Club, a designation given to less than a quarter of
legislators during the second half of the 2015-16 legislative session. The entire scorecard, including bills, can be viewed here.