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May 14, 2015

California could see an increase in the number of elected supervisors in some of its larger counties.

Introduced this week by Senator Tony Mendoza, Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 is intended to help with the lack of representation in some of California’s largest counties.

May 14, 2015

A proposed state constitutional amendment is the latest in a long line of attempts to expand the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and potentially add a second Latino seat.

Some observers are skeptical of the prospects for the bill offered by state Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). And one board incumbent, Don Knabe, accused the lawmaker of trying to carve a landing spot for himself when he’s termed out of state office.

May 11, 2015

By Patrick McGreevy contact the reporter

Lawmaker wants to expand boards of supervisors in L.A., elsewhere to seven members

May 1, 2015
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The State Senate on Thursday approved SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 34 to 0. 

The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. 

“The time has come for California to remove the term “alien” from the state’s Labor Code,” said Senator Tony Mendoza. “Alien is now commonly considered a derogatory term for a foreign -born person and has very negative connotations. 

Butane honey oil explosions killed more than 30 people last year in California

April 27, 2015

By Hetty Chang

It is illegal to make, but legal to use under California's medical marijuana law. While smoking it may not kill you, making it can, according to an elite team of narcotics investigators.

Butane honey oil, also known as wax or hash oil, is a highly concentrated form of marijuana that has grown in popularity the last several years.

April 22, 2015

The Senate Health Committee recently approved SB 476, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), which would protect the well being of California’s children by ensuring that day camps in the state are held to the same high standards as resident camps where children stay overnight.

April 22, 2015

Sacramento – A bill to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws was approved today by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 6 to 0. SB 330 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) would define what family relationships would constitute a financial conflict interest for a public official in voting on public contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member.

April 22, 2015

As vaccination opponents protest the decision of California lawmakers Wednesday to advance a bill mandating immunizations for most children in the state, Long Beach child care officials sounded off on a related bill requiring immunizations for daycare workers.

Introduced by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, Senate Bill 792 would require preschool staffers to receive immunizations for measles, whooping cough and influenza. Workers too medically fragile to be vaccinated would be exempt. 

Gives Lesson on How a Bill Becomes a Law

April 2, 2015

By Nadra Nittle, Long Beach Press Telegram

Posted: 03/31/15, 2:49 PM PDT | Updated: 17 hrs ago

Senator Mendoza showing process on how a bill becomes a law.

March 24, 2015

California state Sen. Tony Mendoza proposes directing funds raised by the state's cap-and-trade program toward the building of public parks and other kinds of greenery projects in lower income areas. 

The legislation, Senate Bill 760, also would allow for groundwater storage projects across California.