Press Releases

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.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, September 6that 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.

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.

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