Press Releases

SB 1398 Passes Senate Environmental Quality Committee on 6-1 Vote

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would improve the safety of drinking water and protect Californians from toxic lead exposure passed from the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today with bipartisan support.

SB 1000 Would Lessen Pollution Impacts on Disadvantaged Communities

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On a 5-2 vote, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would require the development of an Environmental Justice (EJ) element for future General Plans.

SB 1068 Would Improve Education Services for Over 300,000 Homeless Students

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would improve coordination of services for homeless students across California passed from the Senate Education Committee earlier today with strong bipartisan support.

SB 1068 would require the California Department of Education to provide local homeless student liaisons with the support they need through training and professional development materials. These materials would help homeless student liaisons both improve the standard of services provided and also meet the new federal requirements.

SB 878 Provides Workers One Week Advance Notice of Upcoming Work Schedule

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee passed the “Reliable Scheduling Act” on a 4-1 vote. 

SB 813 Would Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape in California

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today passed important bipartisan legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to end the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California.  Specifically, SB 813 aims to ensure justice for victims and survivors of felony sexual offenses by allowing the indefinite criminal prosecution of rape, sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts, continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation, and sexual penetration.

Estimated Total San Bernardino Attack Costs Exceed $19 Million

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the Senate Governmental Organization Committee today approved legislation that would ensure that local and law enforcement agencies that responded to the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino can be fully reimbursed for eligible costs incurred as a result of that tragic event.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, April 12th at 9am, the Senate Public Safety Committee will consider SB 813 (Justice for Victims Act) authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) in Room 3191 at the State Capitol. 

Immediately following the SB 813 committee hearing, Senator Leyva and other bill supporters will hold a press conference to discuss the outcome of the hearing and next steps.

WHO:               Senator Connie M. Leyva, SB 813 Author

                        Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, SB 813 Principal Coauthor

SB 1167 Would Require Development of Indoor Worker High Heat Safety Standards

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to protect workers from dangerously high temperatures within warehouses and other work locations in California passed from the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee today.

Senator Leyva introduced SB 1167 earlier this year to protect indoor workers in the same way as outdoor workers such as agricultural workers and landscaping workers are already covered by high heat standards.