Press Releases

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

February 16, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) today introduced a measure to improve school bus safety. SB 1072 would require school buses in California to be equipped with child-safety alarm systems to ensure that children are not left on buses unattended and in potentially hazardous circumstances.

SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting

February 11, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was introduced today by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia).

SB 1011 will strengthen the 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.

Sen. Mendoza to Host Briefing & Tour of Eco-Rapid Transit Light-Rail Project

February 9, 2016

Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-44) to headline a legislative briefing and bus tour hosted by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Eco-Rapid Transit officials on status and future funding of the Eco-Rapid Transit light-rail project.

When:   Friday, February 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Where: Gateway Cities Council of Government Offices

16401 Paramount Boulevard, Paramount, CA 90723

February 4, 2016

Sacramento – California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee announced today his appointment by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon to the California Workforce Development Board.

“I am honored Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon appointed me to the California Workforce Development Board,” said Senator Tony Mendoza.

Licensing & Financial Disclosures Required

January 27, 2016

Sacramento- Senate Bill 648, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), was approved by the State Senate today on a bipartisan vote. The bill will protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices by strengthening licensing and financial disclosure requirements. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

SCR 91 by Senator Tony Mendoza Declares January 26th India Republic Day 2016

January 26, 2016

Sacramento-For only the second time in California history, the State Senate and State Assembly today have adopted a Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) declaring January 26th as “India Republic Day”, recognizing the contributions of the Asian Indian American community to California.

January 21, 2016

Sacramento - Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State-of-the-State address delivered to a joint session of the Legislature today:

“I thank the governor for his strong leadership and vision. The governor’s address stressed the importance of continued fiscal discipline in terms of state spending, while simultaneously tackling our current needs and future challenges.

Sen. Mendoza Hosts Health & Ernollment Fair at Cerritos College

January 19, 2016

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) is hosting a free Health & Covered California Enrollment Fair for the community on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cerritos College Student Center, 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650.

Los Angeles Unified School District’s Use of Teacher Disciplinary Process to be Examined

January 13, 2016

Sacramento – The Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) today approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) regarding the use of “Teacher Jail” by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). See audit request letter below. This audit will be conducted by California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle’s office.

Los Angeles Unified School District’s Use of Teacher Disciplinary Process to be Examined

January 12, 2016

Sacramento – The use of “Teacher Jail” by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will be the focus of an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), at a hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 447 of the State Capitol. See audit request letter attached and below:

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