Press Releases

SB 1449 Helps Ensure Justice, Put Rapists Behind Bars

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories to promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

SB 1156 Creates Safeguards, Prioritizes Needs of Patients

Friday, March 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Seeking to put an end to insurance schemes carried out by profit driven businesses targeted at vulnerable individuals suffering from kidney disease and addiction, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today announced legislation to rein in predatory behavior that is driving up healthcare costs for Californians and potentially putting their health and lives in danger.

Project Plans Will Be On Hand at Press Conference

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Friday, March 23rd at 10:30am, Senator Connie M. Leyva and Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez—along with City of Ontario and California Strategic Growth Council leaders, community activists, and related stakeholders—are announcing and celebrating the recent $35 million competitive grant award by the state to Ontario as part of their Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program.

Monday, March 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recognized Santa Claus, Inc. Executive Director Karen DiCarlo as 2018 “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District.

SB 1449 Complements Assemblymember Chiu’s AB 3118 Requiring Statewide Audit of Existing Rape Kit Backlog

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation on Friday to require law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories to promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

According to CDC, Any Lead in Children’s Blood Can Endanger Their Health

Monday, February 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that recommits the State of California to ensuring that all children at risk of lead exposure receive blood lead screening tests was introduced in the California State Senate late last week.  

SB 1038 Would Hold Individuals Personally Liable for Retaliatory Actions

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Building on her ongoing efforts to protect victims of sexual harassment and other related forms of harassment, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced important legislation to clarify that individuals can be held personally liable for retaliating against an employee for exercising her or his legal rights against discrimination and harassment under state law.

SB 960 Improves Inmate Safety, Prison Accountability and Transparency

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced important legislation requiring the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to report annually to the State Legislature on its efforts to prevent and respond to inmate suicide.