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Sen. Tony Mendoza.
Sen. Tony Mendoza. (Steve Yeater / Associated Press)

California Senate leader Kevin De León has drafted a resolution for a vote Thursday that would allow the Rules Committee to extend a paid leave of absence for Sen. Tony Mendoza until a sexual harassment investigation is complete.

Mendoza originally announced that he would take the leave until Feb. 1, but the Senate Democratic Caucus wants him to stay away from the job until a probe is completed in mid-February.

On Wednesday, De León threatened to suspend Mendoza if he returned before the completion of the investigation.