SB 651 Helps Victims Receive Compensation Following Crimes by Minors

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown signed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure that all victims of crimes committed by minors are eligible to receive due compensation.

Cosponsored by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Crime Victims Action Alliance, SB 651 would expand the statutory definition of a ‘victim’ so that derivative victims—such as spouses, family members and housemates—will be eligible for compensation as a result of a crime committed against them by a minor.      

SB 426 Earns Strong Bipartisan Support, Helps CA Seniors & Families

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 426—legislation that protects the financial security of seniors and their families and places safeguards on an insurance product that is intended to provide seniors with a stable economic future—was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown earlier today.

SB 334 Requires Testing of Drinking Water for Lead at Schools

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would require testing of drinking water for lead at schools in California to ensure water quality and safety passed from the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee earlier today with strong bipartisan support.  

SB 334 would also require that—at schools where water is found to be unsafe—schools districts must provide their students and school populations with clean drinking water.

SB 398 Helps Small Non-Profits, Businesses, Communities Access Vital State Funds

Monday, July 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved timely legislation with bipartisan support that will provide technical assistance to small non-profits, disadvantaged communities and small businesses to access funding for energy efficiency upgrades or projects that reduce the negative health impacts of poor air quality.