Press Releases

May 2, 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 Senate on a unanimous bipartisan of 37 to 0 vote. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

May 2, 2016

Sacramento – More than a hundred area residents attended a free citizenship fair on Saturday in Norwalk hosted by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), along with the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Cerritos College, National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) and the Council of Mexican Federations (COFEM).

“The citizenship fair provided area residents with information as well as assistance completing their documentation for citizenship,” said Senator Tony Mendoza.

April 28, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Cerritos College and others to host a free citizenship fair on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Norwalk.

The fair will be at the Excelsior High School Gymnasium, 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650.

What:   Citizenship Fair

When:   Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Excelsior High School Gymnasium, 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650

April 26, 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 Senate Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan 6 to 0 vote. The bill now goes to the Senate Floor for consideration.

April 19, 2016

Sacramento – Today, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved SB 1472 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a bipartisan vote of 6 to 3. The bill will increase the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors from 14 to 16 members. The bill now goes for consideration before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

April 15, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Cerritos College and others to host a free citizenship fair on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Norwalk.

The fair will be at the Excelsior High School Gymnasium, 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650.

What:   Citizenship Fair

When:   Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where:  Excelsior High School Gymnasium, 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

April 13, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the Senate Education Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 9 to 0. The bill now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

Senator Tony Mendoza, Richard Simpson, & Dr. David Plank to Provide Update on State of Education in California

April 7, 2016

 

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles and member of the Senate Education Committee, will deliver the “2016 State of Education Address” on Friday, April 8th at 9:30 a.m. to Los Angeles area superintendents, teachers, school board members, and education leaders.

SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting

April 7, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 38 to 0. Senate Bill 1011 now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

SB 1011 will strengthen conflict of interest law by expanding the definition of family and what constitutes a financial conflict of interest for public officials when voting on government contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member.

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

April 5, 2016

Sacramento – After hearing testimony from the parents of Paul Lee, a special needs student from Whittier, who tragically passed away last year after being left unattended on school bus for many hours, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved SB 1072, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 10 to 0. The bill now goes to the Senate Education Committee for consideration. 

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