Sacramento – Senate Bill 1225, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), was approved by the State Senate this week. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.
The bill will establish a “Teacher Bill of Rights” to ensure that California’s 300,000 teachers are made aware of their fundamental rights so they can provide an exceptional educational experience for the state’s 6.2 million K-12 students. The bill will also help address the state’s teacher shortage crisis.
Sacramento – To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers, an historic group of African American service members, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Senator Isadore Hall (D–South Bay), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, will host a reception and present Senate Concurrent Resolution 128 on Monday, June 6, 2016.
What: Senate Floor Presentation of SCR 128 & reception to Honor & Celebrate the
Sacramento – A series of news stories highlighting billions of dollars in workers’ compensation fraud in California over the last several years has prompted Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, to call for a comprehensive review of what the state is doing to combat fraud.
Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Wells Fargo Bank will hold a free financial literacy workshop on Saturday,June 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Pico Rivera Community Center, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera.
The workshop will feature resources and information on the following:
Sacramento – Today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a vote of 8 to 3. The audit will review whether Alliance College-Ready Public Charter Schools in Los Angeles used public money for purposes unrelated to student support and learning.
“Alliance receives a significant amount of state funding each year to provide a quality education to the students it serves,” said Senator Tony Mendoza.
Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 35 to 0. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.
Sacramento – The State Senate today unanimously approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 111 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), which designates a portion of Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, as the “Downey Police Officer Ricardo Galvez Memorial Highway.” SCR 111 now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.
Sacramento – The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law today recognized SB 708, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza in 2015, as one of eight national success stories to help low-income California children. The SB 708 success story may be found here: http://www.povertyscorecard.org/education
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 Senate on a unanimous bipartisan of 37 to 0 vote. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.
With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency in January and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages.