Press Releases

SB 813 Eliminates Statute of Limitations for Rape in California

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate passed important bipartisan legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to end the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California.  SB 813 specifically 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 1167 Protects Indoor Workers From Heat Illness, Hazards

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to protect indoor workers from dangerously high temperatures within warehouses and other work locations in California passed from the California State Senate earlier today.

SB 1000 Helps Improve Health & Safety of Residents in Disadvantaged Communities

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would require the development of an Environmental Justice (EJ) element for future General Plans.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva is calling for applications to the 2nd Annual Senate District 20 Young Senators program.  The primary program objective is to provide high school students with leadership development opportunities.  This firsthand experience offers participants a better understanding of how representative government works, as well as greater knowledge about the legislative process and civic involvement.

Estimated Total Costs Spent by Local Agencies Surpass $18 Million

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today unanimously approved legislation that would allow local and law enforcement agencies that responded to the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino to be fully reimbursed for eligible costs that stemmed from that tragic event.

SB 878 offers workers predictable hours ahead of time while providing employer flexibility; addresses growing national problem of constantly changing schedules

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today at the Capitol, hourly workers, labor leaders and legislators called for the passage of SB 878 (Leyva), a bill that will guarantee reliable scheduling practices for millions of workers in California.

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), SB 878 is a response to the rise of unreliable scheduling that can leave employees unable to plan childcare, attend college or take the second job that so many workers need in order to make ends meet. The Reliable Scheduling Act will:

SB 878 (Leyva) will restore balance for hourly workers whose lives, paychecks are disrupted by constantly changing work schedules

Monday, May 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, May 18th at 11am, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) will join hourly workers, labor leaders and legislators to advocate for a bill that will restore balance for millions of California workers affected by the rising prevalence of fast-changing work schedules.

SB 1106 Gives Citation Authority to Mobilehome Park Enforcement Agencies

Thursday, May 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate unanimously passed an important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will allow the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and local enforcement agencies to issue citations to mobilehome park owners and residents, when appropriate.

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