Press Releases

Thursday, April 7, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, April 12th at 9am, the Senate Public Safety Committee will consider SB 813 (Justice for Victims Act) authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) in Room 3191 at the State Capitol. 

Immediately following the SB 813 committee hearing, Senator Leyva and other bill supporters will hold a press conference to discuss the outcome of the hearing and next steps.

WHO:               Senator Connie M. Leyva, SB 813 Author

                        Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, SB 813 Principal Coauthor

SB 1167 Would Require Development of Indoor Worker High Heat Safety Standards

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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

Senator Leyva introduced SB 1167 earlier this year to protect indoor workers in the same way as outdoor workers such as agricultural workers and landscaping workers are already covered by high heat standards.

SB 1015 Would Ensure Continued Fair Wages, Dignity for Domestic Workers

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would permanently ensure overtime protections for California’s privately hired domestic workers. 

Sponsored by the California Domestic Workers Coalition, SB 1015 would delete the 2017 expiration of AB 241 (2013), the original Domestic Worker Bill of Rights authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco).

SB 1123 Offers Students ‘Practical Skills and Real Life Work Experience’

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will continue to allow students to take Career Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school in order to meet one of the necessary high school graduation requirements passed from the Senate Education Committee earlier today with unanimous bipartisan support.

Heroic Agencies, First Responders Deserve 100% Reimbursement

Monday, March 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – In direct response to the heroic efforts of law enforcement agencies that responded to the tragic shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino in December 2015, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today announced that she will soon introduce legislation to seek full reimbursement for local law enforcement agencies that responded to the attack.

SB 946 Facilitates High School Students Serving as Poll Workers

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Civic Engagement for Students Act authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) passed from the Senate Education Committee with bipartisan support. 

Sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, SB 946 will allow schools to receive Average Daily Attendance funding for students that serve as poll workers. Beyond the clear educational benefits to students, schools will be further incentivized to promote civic learning among students who work at poll locations in California during elections.

SB 1167 Protects Indoor Workers From Heat Illness, Hazards

Thursday, February 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to protect workers from dangerously high temperatures within warehouses and other work locations in California, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced a bill to protect indoor workers in the same way as outdoor workers already covered by high heat standards, such as agricultural workers and landscaping workers.

SB 1015 Eliminates January 1, 2017 Sunset of Existing Law

Thursday, February 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced SB 1015 to continue the success from AB 241 (2013) — which granted overtime protections to California’s privately hired domestic workers — by removing the 2017 sunset provision and making the law’s provisions permanent.

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