During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Governor Brown signed 11 bills that I authored, including legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape, permanentely extend overtime for domestic workers, require review of environmental justice impacts on local communities, protect communities from lead pipe dangers, improve career technical education, among others.
Senator Leyva Responds to Governor’s State of the State Address
Applauds Governor’s Commitment to Protecting All Californians
SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the below statement following Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State Address to a joint session of the California State Legislature this morning:
“Just days into a new federal Administration, I greatly appreciated hearing Governor Brown’s sensible vision and plan for the state of California in response to constantly evolving rhetoric and realities nationally. In this changing environment, I am confident that the Governor, the Senate and the Assembly will continue to set California on a path to lead the nation.”
“As Chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus and the Vice Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, I applaud Governor Brown’s continued commitment to keeping our communities safe and healthy. No matter what happens in the months and years ahead, we will remain strong together. I agree with the Governor that we must continue fighting to protect healthcare, building our state’s roads and highways and defending the basic human rights of all Californians.”