Press Releases

AB 398 and AB 617 Approved by State Senate Today

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Senate passed cap-and-trade legislation—AB 398 and AB 617—on the Senate Floor earlier today:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recognized Heroes Warehouse in Fontana as the 2017 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year”.

Founded in 2012, Heroes Warehouse provides donated furniture and essential home items to previously homeless veterans and their families as they move into permanent housing.  The nonprofit’s extensive volunteer network—which includes many veterans and their families—help to operate Heroes Warehouse on a day-to-day basis, including picking up and loading donated items. 

Leyva: State Budget Increases Vital Funding for California Children

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement after the California State Senate passed the 2017-2018 state budget by the June 15th constitutional deadline:

SB 597 Expands ‘Safe at Home’ Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla that would make victims of human trafficking eligible for the state’s Safe at Home confidential address program passed from the California State Senate with unanimous support.

SB 500 Protects Minors, Young Women, Others From Sexual Extortion

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate unanimously approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would criminalize sexual extortion (“sextortion”) and provide prosecutors with an important tool to combat this serious crime.

Passed today with strong bipartisan support, Senate Bill 500 will ensure that California’s extortion laws include not only the coercion of a victim to hand over money or property, but also coercion involving sexual acts and sexually explicit images.

SB 210 Prioritizes Contaminated Schools to Receive Clean Water Grants

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) on a 39-0 vote to ensure that K-12 students across California have access to clean drinking water at school.

SB 210 would give schools that test their water and have contamination problems priority when applying for clean water relief grants. The bill will help to prevents students, teachers and other people from drinking contaminated water at schools that find significant sources of lead or other harmful contaminants

SB 78 Supported by Dozens of School, Community, Law Enforcement Groups

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the California State Senate today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that finally increases funding for California’s statewide after school program, which has not received an augmentation for over a decade.

High School Junior Scores 1580, Interested in Attending Top Universities

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to announce that Sebastian Figueroa, a current participant in the 20th State Senate District Young Senators Program, has earned an almost perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

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