Press Release

June 16, 2016

Sacramento – A measure, SB 1342, authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) that would protect workers by paving the way for a statewide mechanism at the local level to fight wage theft, was approved today by the State Assembly today on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 78 to 0. The bill now goes back to the State Senate for concurrence.

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SB 1011 Will Help Prevent Unethical Personal Enrichment in Government Contracting

June 15, 2016

Sacramento – A bill that strengthens California’s conflict of interest laws and restores public trust and accountability was approved today by the State Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee on a bipartisan vote. Senate Bill 1011 now goes to the State Assembly Local Government Committee.

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Tragic Death of Whittier Student Inspires Bill

June 13, 2016

Sacramento – The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the State Assembly Transportation Committee on a bipartisan vote. The bill now goes to the Assembly Education Committee for consideration.

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Assembly Transportation Committee Hearing on #SB1072 by Senator Mendoza - Tragic Death of Special Needs Student Inspires Bill

June 10, 2016

Sacramento – The parents of Paul Lee will testify at a hearing of the State Assembly Transportation Committee in support of SB 1072, a bill named after their son who tragically died after being left unattended on a school bus. Senator Mendoza, author of the bill, and the Lees will be available for media interviews following the hearing.

When:    June 13, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

What:     State Assembly Transportation Hearing on Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law – SB 1072

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SCR 130 by Senator Tony Mendoza Declares June 10th as “Portugal Day 2016”

June 9, 2016

Sacramento - The State Senate today recognized the contributions of California’s Portuguese-American community by adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution 130 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), declaring June 10th as “Portugal Day” in California. A special ceremony featuring the Consul General of Portugal in San Francisco and Portuguese-American dignitaries from throughout the state was held on the Senate Floor following the vote.

In the News

June 8, 2016

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A California lawmaker says “something needs to be done” about widespread medical fraud in the state’s workers’ compensation system and called on a state commission Tuesday to launch an in-depth review of the matter.

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Hosted by Senator Tony Mendoza

June 7, 2016

Sacramento – On Saturday, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Wells Fargo Bank held a free financial literacy event at the Pico Rivera Community Center in Pico Rivera.  

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Honored by the State Senate at a Capitol Ceremony & Reception

June 6, 2016

Sacramento – Today, to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers, an historic group of African American service members, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) and Senator Isadore Hall III (D–Compton), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, hosted a reception in the State Capitol and presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 128