Press Releases

SB 15 Would Increase Maximum Cal Grant C Awards for Access Costs from $547 to $3,000

Monday, December 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, as the California State Senate reconvened, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced a vital bill to help community college students in California pay for their education and related access costs.

Bill Would Prohibit Sex Offenders From Entering School Grounds

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – In order to further protect children from dangerous sex offenders, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today announced that—when the California State Senate convenes in early December—she will introduce legislation to prohibit any registered sex offender from being present on a school campus in California for any reason.

SB 813 Eliminates Statute of Limitations for Rape in California

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – After earning unanimous bipartisan support in both the Senate and Assembly, Governor Jerry Brown today signed SB 813 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California. 

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.

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