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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.

SB 1015 Would Eliminate January 1, 2017 Sunset of Existing Law

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today approved legislation that would continue the success from AB 241 (2013)—which granted overtime protections to California’s privately hired domestic workers—by removing the 2017 sunset date and making the law’s provisions permanent.

SB 813 Would Help Ensure Justice for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the Assembly Public Safety Committee today approved a bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California.  Aiming to ensure justice for victims and survivors of felony sexual offenses, SB 813 would allow the indefinite criminal prosecution of rape, sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts, continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation, and sexual penetration.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved the 2016-2017 state budget earlier today:

“Following many weeks of extensive committee discussions and public dialogue, as well as engaging with the Governor and the Assembly, the Senate today met the June 15th constitutional deadline to approve and send to the Governor a balanced state budget for his consideration.”