In the News

May 11, 2015

By Patrick McGreevy contact the reporter

Lawmaker wants to expand boards of supervisors in L.A., elsewhere to seven members

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Bipartisan Measure Expands Number of Seats on County Board of Supervisors from 5 to 7

May 11, 2015

Sacramento – A bipartisan measure to increase the number of elected supervisors from 5 to 7 members in counties that have more than two million residents was introduced today by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). Senate Constitutional Amendment 8 will have to be approved by a two-thirds vote of the legislature, and then by a majority of Californians during the next statewide general election scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

In the News

May 1, 2015
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The State Senate on Thursday approved SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 34 to 0. 

The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual. 

“The time has come for California to remove the term “alien” from the state’s Labor Code,” said Senator Tony Mendoza. “Alien is now commonly considered a derogatory term for a foreign -born person and has very negative connotations. 

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Outdated & Derogatory Word for Immigrant No longer Appropriate

May 1, 2015

Sacramento –The State Senate today approved SB 432 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 34 to 0. The bill modernizes outdated law by deleting the term “alien” from the California Labor Code, as a definition for an immigrant individual.

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Under Bill Approved by Senate Committee

April 29, 2015

Sacramento –The Senate Human Services Committee today approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous bipartisan vote. 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 Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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Butane honey oil explosions killed more than 30 people last year in California

April 27, 2015

By Hetty Chang

It is illegal to make, but legal to use under California's medical marijuana law. While smoking it may not kill you, making it can, according to an elite team of narcotics investigators.

Butane honey oil, also known as wax or hash oil, is a highly concentrated form of marijuana that has grown in popularity the last several years.

In the News

April 22, 2015

The Senate Health Committee recently approved SB 476, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), which would 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.

In the News

April 22, 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 Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 6 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.

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