SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A California lawmaker has sued the state Senate for suspending him amid a sexual misconduct investigation. Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of Artesia is seeking reinstatement in his lawsuit filed Thursday with one of his constituents as a co-plaintiff. Mendoza says the Senate’s suspension was unconstitutional and is depriving his constituents of representation in Sacramento. The Senate gave power to the five-member Rules Committee in January to unilaterally suspend Mendoza’s leave of absence, which he took amid prodding at the start of the year. The suspension is now set to end in 60 days or when the investigation concludes. Mendoza says he’s never been given details about the scope of the investigation against him and is being treated differently than other lawmakers accused of misbehavior. He is accused of behaving inappropriately toward three young women who worked for him. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a former Democrat, did not immediately comment.