Press Releases

SB 878 Provides Workers One Week Advance Notice of Upcoming Work Schedule

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee passed the “Reliable Scheduling Act” on a 4-1 vote. 

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.

Estimated Total San Bernardino Attack Costs Exceed $19 Million

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the Senate Governmental Organization Committee today approved legislation 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.

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.

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