Press Releases

SB 648 Requires Elder Care Referral Agency Licensing, Inspections & Financial Disclosure

August 29, 2016

Sacramento - Senate Bill 648 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza is on its way to Governor Brown for his consideration after receiving final approval by the State Senate today on a bipartisan vote of 24-12. 

The bill will create licensing and financial disclosure requirements in order to protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices. The Governor will have until September 30th to sign the legislation.

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

August 26, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) is on its way to Governor Brown after receiving final approval today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan concurrence vote of 39 to 0. The bill was approved earlier this week by the State Assembly. Governor Brown will have until September 30th to act on SB 1072.

Tragic Death of Special Needs Student Inspires Bill

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – California Senate Bill 1072 (Mendoza), also known as the “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law,” named after a Whittier Union High School District student who tragically died after being left unattended on a school bus, is scheduled for its final legislative vote by the State Senate tomorrow—Friday, August 26, 2016. Senator Mendoza will be available for media interviews in the Senate Chamber Press Bay following the vote.

When:    August 26th, 2016 at 9 a.m.

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 1332, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The bill will ensure that when a gun owner leaves his or her property, they may loan their firearm to an individual, as long as it is stored in a safe and secure manner. It also allows joint registration of firearms by spouses and domestic partners. The bill now goes to Governor Brown for his consideration.

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 1332, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The bill will ensure that when a gun owner leaves his or her property, they may loan their firearm to an individual, as long as it is stored in a safe and secure manner. It also allows joint registration of firearms by spouses and domestic partners. The bill now goes to Governor Brown for his consideration.

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – Today, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), issued the following statement regarding SB 1379, legislation introduced to improve representation and governance of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board, also known as Metro, by restructuring its membership:

“I am suspending my efforts this year on SB 1379, which would have improved the governance of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board.

August 17, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will host a free Labor Day Family Picnic for the community on Saturday, September 3rd, at Artesia Park, 18750 Clarkdale Avenue, Artesia, California. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See attached flyer.

What:  Free Labor Day Family Picnic hosted by State Senator Tony Mendoza

When:   Saturday, September 3th, 2016, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

August 15, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) today issued the following statement regarding his vote on AB 2864 by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park):

“I am honored to vote for AB 2864 to promote awareness of our shared history with Chinese Americans who heroically built the Trans-Continental Railroad across the desert and the Sierra-Nevada Mountain Range by including this subject matter in the state’s K-12 history curriculum.

August 10, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) will swear-in his 32nd Senate District Young Senators Leadership Program (YSLP) 2016-17 participants at the City of Downey Council Chambers on Thursday, August 11, 2016. The event begins at 6 p.m.

More than one-hundred-fifty-three incoming high school seniors will be joined by their family, friends and community members at the orientation and swearing-in.

August 10, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and his office will join more than 30 local non-profits and government agencies at Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe’s 10th Annual South Whittier Educate and Celebrate Festival on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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