Press Releases

SB 592 Prioritizes Adolescent Safety in Schools and Communities

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The Healthy Relationships and Safe Schools Act, authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), today passed from the Senate Education Committee with bipartisan support.

SB 585 Would Collect Millions for Children & Families Owed Child Support

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) announces that the Senate Insurance Committee today passed important legislation that will substantially increase payments for past due child support claims through an insurance payment intercept program.

SB 334 Requires Testing of Drinking Water at Schools

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, critical legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require testing of drinking water at schools in California to ensure water quality and safety passed from the Senate Education Committee with bipartisan support.  

Beyond the testing requirement, SB 334 would also require school districts to notify parents, staff and students of the water quality test results.  Moreover, where water issues are found, schools districts must ensure that their students have access to clean water.

Will Recognize Community Activist Ethel Gardner as 'Woman of the Year'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – On Friday, March 27th, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) will host the first annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit in the 20th State Senate District city of Chino.

SB 592 Seeks to Prevent Adolescent Relationship Abuse

Friday, February 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation that tackles adolescent relationship abuse by promoting education on healthy relationships in schools.

SB 585 Prioritizes Child Support Payments, Helps Children & Families

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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

SB 398 Creates Green Assistance Program (GAP)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to growing needs by local small communities and businesses to access greenhouse gas reduction funds, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced a bill that will provide technical assistance to small communities and businesses to access funding for energy efficiency upgrades or projects that lessen the negative health impacts of poor air quality.  

SB 334 Helps Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Students, Employees in Schools

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recently introduced legislation that will require yearly testing of drinking water at schools in California to ensure water quality and safety.

Currently, the extent of ongoing water quality issues at school sites throughout the Inland Empire and California remains largely unknown and unaddressed.  SB 334 requires that, where schools find that their water is not clean, school districts must provide alternative sources of clean water.  

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