Press Releases

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 1449:

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 320 earlier today:

Leyva: SB 820 Lifts ‘Curtain of Secrecy’ That Has Protected Perpetrators for Decades

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – After earning bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 820 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ban the use of secret settlements related to specified sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment.

SB 960 Introduced After Troubling August 2017 Report Released by State Auditor

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed Senate Bill 960 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure that state prisons in California follow best practices related to suicide prevention and treatment.

SB 1041 Will Help To Promptly Diagnose & Treat Children

Monday, September 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to help ensure that children at risk of lead exposure receive blood lead screening tests was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

After Earning Strong Bipartisan Support in Legislature, Governor Signs SB 1145

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to ensure that local communities are able to properly maintain public facilities that they build with public dollars was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

SB 1245 Allows Covered California to Promptly Respond to Federal Actions

Monday, September 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will help Covered California continue to serve over 1.5 million California residents during this era of federal uncertainty.

SB 1245 will allow Covered California to have emergency rulemaking authority for nearly all of its regulatory packages until January 1, 2022.  This legislation will also ensure that there will be enough time for the public to review and comment on the proposed regulations ahead of them being adopted by the Covered California Board of Directors.

SB 1072 Helps Communities Fight Climate Change Locally

Friday, September 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – While the federal government focuses on dismantling California’s significant efforts to fight climate change, Governor Jerry Brown signed a measure authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that reinforces the state’s commitment to empower underserved communities to participate in climate change mitigation programs and achieve tangible success towards healthier, more resilient communities.