Press Releases

SB 597 Expands ‘Safe at Home’ Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla that would make victims of human trafficking eligible for the state’s Safe at Home confidential address program passed from the California State Senate with unanimous support.

SB 500 Protects Minors, Young Women, Others From Sexual Extortion

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate unanimously approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would criminalize sexual extortion (“sextortion”) and provide prosecutors with an important tool to combat this serious crime.

Passed today with strong bipartisan support, Senate Bill 500 will ensure that California’s extortion laws include not only the coercion of a victim to hand over money or property, but also coercion involving sexual acts and sexually explicit images.

SB 210 Prioritizes Contaminated Schools to Receive Clean Water Grants

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) on a 39-0 vote to ensure that K-12 students across California have access to clean drinking water at school.

SB 210 would give schools that test their water and have contamination problems priority when applying for clean water relief grants. The bill will help to prevents students, teachers and other people from drinking contaminated water at schools that find significant sources of lead or other harmful contaminants

SB 78 Supported by Dozens of School, Community, Law Enforcement Groups

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the California State Senate today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that finally increases funding for California’s statewide after school program, which has not received an augmentation for over a decade.

High School Junior Scores 1580, Interested in Attending Top Universities

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to announce that Sebastian Figueroa, a current participant in the 20th State Senate District Young Senators Program, has earned an almost perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Trumpcare is Affront to Women’s Essential Healthcare Services

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Following  a vote today by the U.S. House of Representatives today  on Trumpcare (H.R. 1628) —the American Health Care Act—the California Legislative Women’s Caucus called upon its colleagues in Washington to protect women’s access to essential healthcare.  Current versions of the legislation produced at the 11th hour would eviscerate funding for Planned Parenthood, jeopardizing the healthcare of women and rolling back women’s rights for decades.   The bill will next be heard in the U.S. Senate.

SB 575 Helps Low Income Californians Receive Medical Records at No Cost

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed an important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would give low income residents greater access to their medical records. 

Bill Would Ensure No Child is Left Unsupervised With a Sex Offender on Campus

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 26—the “Keep Kids Safe at School Act”—authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) passed with strong bipartisan support from the Senate Public Safety Committee earlier today.