Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, right, laughs in a light-hearted moment as he is given the ceremonial oath of office by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, at the Capitol on Aug. 12, 2013.
Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, right, laughs in a light-hearted moment as he is given the ceremonial oath of office by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, at the Capitol on Aug. 12, 2013. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, right, laughs in a light-hearted moment as he is given the ceremonial oath of office by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, at the Capitol on Aug. 12, 2013. Rich Pedroncelli AP