Press Releases

Bill Would Ensure No Child is Left Unsupervised With a Sex Offender on Campus

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 26—the “Keep Kids Safe at School Act”—authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) passed with strong bipartisan support from the Senate Public Safety Committee earlier today.

SB 320 Will Ensure Safe On-Campus Access to Early Medical Abortion Services

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will enhance the safe and reliable access to comprehensive reproductive health services for college women in California.

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would make victims of human trafficking eligible for the state’s Safe at Home confidential address program passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee with unanimous bipartisan support.  ‘Safe at Home’ services are currently offered to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as reproductive health care doctors, nurses, volunteers and patients.

Monday, April 10, 2017

San Bernardino – Today, as the tragic events at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino continue to unfold, our hearts and prayers go out to the children, their families and others affected by this senseless violence. We are grateful to law enforcement and school leaders for their quick response to the tragedy.

Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 Approved by State Senate Today

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1 by Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) on the Senate Floor:

SB 210 Prioritizes Contaminated Schools to Receive Clean Water Grants

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With unanimous support, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will help ensure that K-12 students across California have access to clean drinking water at school.

SB 500 Protects Teens and Young Women from Perpetrators

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today passed 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 with bipartisan support, Senate Bill 500 updates California’s outdated extortion laws to not only include the coercion of a victim to hand over money or property, but also coercion involving sexual acts and sexually explicit images.

“Keep Kids Safe at School Act” Responds to Parent, Community Concerns

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Education Committee approved an important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to protect school children from dangerous sex offenders.  Passed with strong bipartisan support, Senate Bill 26 would prohibit any registered sex offender from volunteering at K-12 schools and further restrict their access to school campuses in California.