Press Releases

June 23, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s Political Reform Act was introduced today by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia).

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

June 22, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the State Assembly Education Committee on a bipartisan vote. The bill now goes to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Tragic Death of Special Needs Student Inspires Bill

June 22, 2016

Sacramento – The parents of Paul Lee will testify at a hearing today of the State Assembly Education Committee in support of SB 1072, a bill named after their son who tragically died after being left unattended on a school bus in Whittier, California. Senator Mendoza, author of the bill, and the Lees will be available for media interviews following the hearing.

When:    June 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

What:     State Assembly Education Hearing on Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law – SB 1072

Requires Elder Care Referral Agency Licensing, Inspections & Financial Disclosure

June 21, 2016

Sacramento - Senate Bill 648 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza was approved today by the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee. The bill will strengthen 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 bill now goes to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for consideration.

June 20, 2016

Sacramento - Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) issued the following statement calling on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) board to postpone its vote this week on the Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan (Plan) for the proposed ballot measure until after an oversight hearing scheduled for this Friday in Los Angeles by the State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on the Plan:

June 16, 2016

Sacramento – A measure, SB 1342, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way for a statewide mechanism at the local level to fight wage theft, was approved today by the State Assembly today on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 78 to 0. The bill now goes back to the State Senate for concurrence.

SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting

June 15, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the State Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee on a bipartisan vote. Senate Bill 1011 now goes to the State Assembly Local Government Committee.

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

June 13, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the State Assembly Transportation Committee on a bipartisan vote. The bill now goes to the Assembly Education Committee for consideration.

Assembly Transportation Committee Hearing on #SB1072 by Senator Mendoza - Tragic Death of Special Needs Student Inspires Bill

June 10, 2016

Sacramento – The parents of Paul Lee will testify at a hearing of the State Assembly Transportation Committee in support of SB 1072, a bill named after their son who tragically died after being left unattended on a school bus. Senator Mendoza, author of the bill, and the Lees will be available for media interviews following the hearing.

When:    June 13, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

What:     State Assembly Transportation Hearing on Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law – SB 1072

SCR 130 by Senator Tony Mendoza Declares June 10th as “Portugal Day 2016”

June 9, 2016

Sacramento - The State Senate today recognized the contributions of California’s Portuguese-American community by adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution 130 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), declaring June 10th as “Portugal Day” in California. A special ceremony featuring the Consul General of Portugal in San Francisco and Portuguese-American dignitaries from throughout the state was held on the Senate Floor following the vote.

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