Press Release

SB 648 Requires Elder Care Referral Agency Licensing, Inspections & Financial Disclosure

August 29, 2016

Sacramento - Senate Bill 648 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza is on its way to Governor Brown for his consideration after receiving final approval by the State Senate today on a bipartisan vote of 24-12. 

The bill will create licensing and financial disclosure requirements in order to protect seniors and their families from elder care referral agencies that engage in unscrupulous business practices. The Governor will have until September 30th to sign the legislation.

In the News

The bill is in response to the death of a 19-year-old autistic student, left alone for hours in a hot school bus

August 26, 2016

By By Associated Press and Jonathan Lloyd

Legislation intended to prevent children from being left unattended on parked school buses is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

In the News

August 26, 2016

Nearly a year after a special needs student died in Whittier after being left in a sweltering bus parked with its windows closed, state lawmakers on Friday sent the governor a bill that would require new safety steps for school bus drivers.

Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) named his bill after Hun Joon “Paul” Lee, 19, a student at Sierra Adult School who could not verbally communicate and needed special care.

Press Release

Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

August 26, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) is on its way to Governor Brown after receiving final approval today by the State Senate on a unanimous bipartisan concurrence vote of 39 to 0. The bill was approved earlier this week by the State Assembly. Governor Brown will have until September 30th to act on SB 1072.

Press Release

Tragic Death of Special Needs Student Inspires Bill

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – California Senate Bill 1072 (Mendoza), also known as the “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law,” named after a Whittier Union High School District student who tragically died after being left unattended on a school bus, is scheduled for its final legislative vote by the State Senate tomorrow—Friday, August 26, 2016. Senator Mendoza will be available for media interviews in the Senate Chamber Press Bay following the vote.

When:    August 26th, 2016 at 9 a.m.

Press Release

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 1332, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The bill will ensure that when a gun owner leaves his or her property, they may loan their firearm to an individual, as long as it is stored in a safe and secure manner. It also allows joint registration of firearms by spouses and domestic partners. The bill now goes to Governor Brown for his consideration.

Press Release

August 25, 2016

Sacramento – The State Senate today gave final legislative approval to SB 1332, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). The bill will ensure that when a gun owner leaves his or her property, they may loan their firearm to an individual, as long as it is stored in a safe and secure manner. It also allows joint registration of firearms by spouses and domestic partners. The bill now goes to Governor Brown for his consideration.

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