Press Release

June 15, 2015

Sacramento - Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Legislature’s approval of the 2015-16 state budget today:

“I am pleased that the Legislature met its constitutional deadline approving and sending to the Governor a balanced 2015-16 state budget for his consideration.

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Mendoza Bill to Keep Neighborhoods & Schools Safe

June 10, 2015

Sacramento-The State Senate approved SB 212 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 40 to 0. The bill will address the proliferation of Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and methamphetamine manufacturing in residential neighborhoods by making it an aggravated felony to manufacture the drugs within close proximity to occupied residences and structures.

In the News

June 8, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The camps taking in children this summer may not be regulated by the state, or even have a license in California.

“Regulations that resident camps have, day camps do not.  We gotta make sure we keep our kids safe,” State Senator Tony Mendoza said, adding that “while some counties regulate day camps, there are no set standards across the state.”

In the News

June 8, 2015

Marijuana concentrates represent one of the hottest segments of the nation's growing fascination with retail cannabis.

At Los Angeles dispensaries butane-extracted products such as wax, dabs, shatter, and butane honey oil are sometimes best-sellers. That's because they give users a potent high and can be used with discreet, e-cigarette-style vaporizers.

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SB 330 Will Help Prevent Corruption in Government Contracting

June 2, 2015

Sacramento – A bill to restore public trust and accountability in government by strengthening California’s conflict of interest laws was approved today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 37 to 0. SB 330 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), would define what family relationships would constitute a financial conflict interest for a public official in voting on public contracts before any governmental body, board or commission of which that public officer is a member. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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Increases Access to National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs

June 2, 2015

Sacramento-The State Senate today approved a bill to address childhood hunger and improve access to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 38 to 0. SB 708, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), a former elementary school teacher, will direct schools to make applications for free or reduced-price meals available electronically online, to provide them in multiple languages and to follow uniform standards. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

In the News

June 1, 2015

It’s counterintuitive, but, sometimes, one way to improve politics is to increase the number of politicians. That’s the theory behind Senate Constitutional Amendment 8, by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia. It would mandate that, beginning after the 2020 U.S. Census, any county of 2 million or more must have a board of supervisors with “seven or more members.”

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It makes no sense today to maintain an antiquated system created, in Los Angeles for example, in 1852

May 26, 2015

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The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors is the nation's largest county government. On it, only five people represent over 10 million residents and manage a budget of over $26 billion. This puts a great deal of power in few hands and, to make matters worse, the supervisors are farfrom being representative of Los Angeles's demographics, where almost half the population is Latino.

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