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.
SB 1068 Ensures Stronger Continuum of Services for Homeless Students
Monday, May 9, 2016
SACRAMENTO – On a 36-0 vote, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would develop a more comprehensive and coordinated network of services for homeless students in California passed from the California State Senate with strong bipartisan support.
300,000 Domestic Workers Provide Vital In-Home Services in California
Thursday, April 28, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate approved SB 1015 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would permanently preserve overtime protections for California’s privately hired domestic workers in state law.
SB 1398 Passes Senate Environmental Quality Committee on 6-1 Vote
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would improve the safety of drinking water and protect Californians from toxic lead exposure passed from the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today with bipartisan support.
SB 1000 Would Lessen Pollution Impacts on Disadvantaged Communities
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
SACRAMENTO – On a 5-2 vote, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee 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.
SB 1068 Would Improve Education Services for Over 300,000 Homeless Students
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
SACRAMENTO – Important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would improve coordination of services for homeless students across California passed from the Senate Education Committee earlier today with strong bipartisan support.
SB 1068 would require the California Department of Education to provide local homeless student liaisons with the support they need through training and professional development materials. These materials would help homeless student liaisons both improve the standard of services provided and also meet the new federal requirements.
SB 813 Would Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape in California
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today passed important bipartisan legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to end the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California. Specifically, 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.
Senator Leyva and Assemblymember Reyes will co-host the free 3rd Annual Young Women's Leadership Conference at CSU San Bernardino on Friday, March 24th from 8am - 2pm. High school and college students are invited and RSVP is required to attend.
During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Governor Brown signed 11 bills that I authored, including legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape, permanentely extend overtime for domestic workers, require review of environmental justice impacts on local communities, protect communities from lead pipe dangers, improve career technical education, among others.