Press Releases

Estimated Total Costs Spent by Local Agencies Surpass $18 Million

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate today sent legislation to Governor Brown 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.

Almost 100 Public Water Systems in CA Have Noted High Lead Levels Since 2012

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As an important way to ensure the safety of drinking water in communities throughout California, the California State Senate today unanimously passed critical legislation that would help to protect Californians from toxic lead exposure and reduce public health risks. 

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), SB 1398 would specifically require all California public water systems to gather inventories of lead pipes in use and then to provide the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) a timeline for their replacement.

SB 66 Moves to Governor’s Desk for Final Action

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved SB 66—a measure that would improve the California Community Colleges’ career technical education (CTE) programs—and sent this important bill to the Governor for consideration.

SB 813 Would Help Ensure Justice for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Without a single “No” vote in the Senate or Assembly, an important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California cleared its final legislative hurdle earlier today.  SB 813 now advances to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration.

SB 813 Eliminates Statute of Limitations for Rape in California

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today passed important bipartisan legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California.  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.

SB 1068 Advances to Governor Brown's Desk for Consideration

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would develop a more comprehensive and coordinated network of services for homeless students in California passed out of the California State Assembly with strong bipartisan support and now moves to the Governor for his consideration of the bill.

300,000 Domestic Workers Provide Critical In-Home Services in California

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Assembly passed important legislation that would permanently preserve overtime protections for California’s privately hired domestic workers.  SB 1015 now advances to Governor Brown for his consideration.

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), SB 1015 would continue the success from AB 241 (2013)—which granted overtime protections to California’s privately hired domestic workers—by removing the initial 2017 sunset provision and extending the law’s provisions permanently.

Strong Bipartisan Support for Audit in Joint Legislative Audit Committee Today

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce that the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) today approved an important audit to examine suicide prevention and reduction policies, procedures and practices at state prisons across California. 

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