Sen. Melendez proposals challenge Governor’s public health mandates

Melissa Melendez
California State Senator Melissa Melendez. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, Monday, Jan. 4 introduced legislation seeking to prohibit state agencies from revoking business licenses based on violations stemming from coronavirus public health lockdowns. "Business owners are draining their finances to comply with COVID regulations, and the governor has continued to change the rules with no data to support his mandates,'' Melendez said in submitting Senate Bill 102. "Now small businesses are facing fines and penalties as they try to stay afloat and keep their lifelong dreams alive.'' SB 102 would specifically block regulatory boards within the California Department of Consumer Affairs and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from suspending or revoking licenses and imposing financial penalties for ent
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