Press Releases

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.

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.

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