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April 22, 2015

As vaccination opponents protest the decision of California lawmakers Wednesday to advance a bill mandating immunizations for most children in the state, Long Beach child care officials sounded off on a related bill requiring immunizations for daycare workers.

Introduced by Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, Senate Bill 792 would require preschool staffers to receive immunizations for measles, whooping cough and influenza. Workers too medically fragile to be vaccinated would be exempt. 

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Increases Access to National School Lunch & Breakfast Programs

April 22, 2015

Sacramento-The Senate Education Committee 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 9 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 Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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April 21, 2015

The Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee today approved SB 505 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). 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 Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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Protects Seniors by Requiring Increased Licensing, Inspections & Financial Disclosure

April 17, 2015

Senate Bill 648 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza was approved this week by the Senate Health Committee. The bill will protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices by strengthening their licensing and financial disclosure requirements. The bill now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration.

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April 16, 2015

The Senate Health Committee yesterday approved SB 792 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a bipartisan 8 to 0 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 Human Services Committee for consideration.

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SB 330 Will Help Prevent Corruption in Government Contracting

April 15, 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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Mendoza Bill to Keep Neighborhoods & Schools Safe

April 14, 2015

Sacramento-The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved SB 212 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 6 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 structures.

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

April 9, 2015

Sacramento - The Senate Health Committee this week approved SB 476 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on a unanimous bipartisan vote of 9 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 Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.

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