Press Releases

SB 585 Prioritizes Child Support Payments, Helps Children & Families

Thursday, May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will dramatically increase payments for past due child support claims through an insurance payment intercept program.

SB 651 Receives Strong Bipartisan Support on Senate Floor

Monday, May 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate unanimously passed legislation that will ensure that all victims of crimes committed by minors are eligible to receive due compensation.

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and jointly 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.      

Thursday, May 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision of the 2015-2016 state budget:

SCR 40 Raises Awareness About Communication Disorders in California

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today celebrated May 2015 as Better Hearing and Speech Month on the Floor of the California State Senate.  

SB 398 Helps Small Communities, Businesses Access Vital State Funds

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee approved legislation 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.

SB 426 Ensures Minimum Benefit Payments on Specified Annuities Upon a Senior's Death

Monday, April 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) 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 stronger economic future.

SB 477 Adds Mobile Homes to Property Tax Relief Program

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce that the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today passed a bill that will help keep California senior, blind and disabled residents in their homes if and when they encounter financial difficulties.

SB 477 would add mobile homes to a recently reestablished property tax postponement program, ensuring that low-income senior citizen, blind and disabled mobile home owners are eligible to apply for postponement of their property taxes.  

SB 651 Helps Victims Receive Compensation Following Crimes By Minors

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO – 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 passed from the Senate Public Safety Committee earlier today.  

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