SB 1123 Takes Effect January 1, 2017

Friday, July 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown signed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will continue to allow students to take Career Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school in order to meet one of the necessary high school graduation requirements.

Heroic Agencies, First Responders Deserve 100% Reimbursement

Thursday, June 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – An important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would ensure that local and law enforcement agencies that responded to the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino can be fully reimbursed for eligible costs incurred as a result of that tragic event passed out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee today.

SB 1398 Advances to Assembly Appropriations Committee

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee approved an important bill that would improve the safety of drinking water and protect Californians from toxic lead exposure with bipartisan support.

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), SB 1398 would require all California public water systems to gather inventories of lead pipes in use and then to provide the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) a timeline for their replacement.

SB 1167 Would Protect Indoor Workers From Heat Illness, Hazards

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO –  Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to protect workers from dangerously high temperatures within warehouses and other work locations in California passed earlier today from the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and California Conference of Machinists, SB 1167 would protect indoor workers in the same way as outdoor workers, such as agricultural workers and landscaping workers, are already covered by high heat standards.