SB 66 Addresses Ongoing Skills Gap, Job Training Needs in California
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 66—legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) aimed at streamlining and improving the California Community Colleges’ career technical education (CTE) programs—was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today.
SB 1398 Further Strengthens California’s Lead Exposure Protection Efforts
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Following strong bipartisan support in the Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown today signed an important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will improve the safety of drinking water and protect Californians from toxic lead exposure.
SB 1000 Will Improve Health & Safety of Residents in Disadvantaged Communities
Monday, September 26, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Following an outpouring of support from residents and community groups throughout California, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require the development of an Environmental Justice (EJ) element for future local General Plans.
SB 1068 Ensures Stronger Continuum of Services for Homeless Students
Friday, September 23, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce that SB 1068—which develops a more comprehensive and coordinated network of services for homeless students in California—was signed by Governor Jerry Brown earlier today.
SB 970 Helps California Meet Environmental Goals, Expand Clean Energy & Fuels
Thursday, September 15, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure that California continues to focus on the organic waste diversion projects that will provide the greatest benefits to communities across the state.
SB 1015 Eliminates Original January 1, 2017 Sunset of Existing Law
Monday, September 12, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown today signed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that permanently preserves overtime protections for California’s privately hired domestic workers in California.
SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, September 6th at 10:30am, a coalition of rape survivors, public safety and women’s rights leaders and legislators will gather in Room 3191 at the State Capitol to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 813 (Justice for Victims Act).
SB 1000 Would Lessen Pollution Impacts on Disadvantaged Communities
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Now advancing to the Governor for his consideration, SB 1000—which would require the development of an Environmental Justice (EJ) element for future General Plans—today passed from the California State Senate.
Senator Leyva and Assemblymember Reyes will co-host the free 3rd Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference at CSU San Bernardino on Friday, March 24th from 8am - 2pm. High school and college students are invited and RSVP is required to attend.
During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Governor Brown signed 11 bills that I authored, including legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape, permanentely extend overtime for domestic workers, require review of environmental justice impacts on local communities, protect communities from lead pipe dangers, improve career technical education, among others.