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California lawmakers take a step toward mandating vaccines for day care workers

May 22, 2015

California lawmakers acted Friday on a measure that would require workers in day care centers to get vaccinated as part of an effort to protect children from preventable diseases, including measles, for which there have been recent outbreaks in the state.

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Day Camps in California Currently Operate Without Any Health & Safety Requirements

May 22, 2015

Sacramento - The State Senate today approved SB 476 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 39 to 0. The bill will protect the well-being of California’s children by ensuring that day camps in the state are held to the same high standards as resident camps where children stay overnight. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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May 22, 2015

Sacramento –The State Senate today approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote of 34 to 3. The bill will protect California children in day care from contracting serious diseases by requiring family day care home and day care center workers to be vaccinated against measles, pertussis, and influenza among others. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration.

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Counties are California’s odd ducks. Their functions and structure should be changed. A new constitutional amendment would be a start.

May 18, 2015

By Dan Walters

Counties are the odd ducks of California governance, acting both as suppliers of local services such as fire protection and garbage collection, and as managers of state health and welfare programs.

They are also geographic oddities, ranging from San Francisco’s densely populated 46.9 square miles to San Bernardino’s 20,105 square miles, much of it unpopulated desert.

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Requires Voter Bill of Rights to be Written in Plain Language

May 15, 2015

Sacramento - The State Senate this week approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan vote. The bill will ensure that California’s Voter Bill of Rights and other election materials are provided to voters in plain, accessible and easily understandable language. The bill now goes to the State Assembly for consideration

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Senator Mendoza Encourages Young People to Not Drink & Drive in PSA

May 15, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) releases “sober graduation” public service announcements to encourage young people to celebrate a safe and sober graduation 2015. 

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