Press Releases

SB 126 “is a historic win for students, parents, schools and communities”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – After earning bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Senate Bill 126 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) that will require charter school governing boards to comply with the same accountability and transparency laws that traditional school district governing boards already follow.

Monday, March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In appreciation for her committed local activism and continued advocacy for the community of Bloomington and surrounding areas, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today recognized Bloomington resident Kim Rocha as 2019 “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District.

SB 574 “will empower consumers so that they can make educated decisions”

Friday, February 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation earlier today that would require companies selling beauty or personal care products in California to report the presence of toxic fragrance and flavor ingredients in their products to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Safe Cosmetics Program.  This information would then be publicly available through CDPH’s Safe Cosmetics Database.

SB 126 Ensures Publicly Funded Schools Comply With Good Government Laws

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) that will require charter school governing boards to comply with the same accountability and transparency laws that traditional school district governing boards already follow.

SB 312 Helps Disabled Veterans Readjust to Civilian Life and Stay Safe

Friday, February 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation establishing a service animal assistance program providing support to disabled veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with the cost of acquiring and training service dogs.

SB 291 will improve college access and student graduation rates

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced legislation establishing the California Community College Student Financial Aid Program that would base financial aid on not only the cost of tuition, but rather on the total cost of attendance—including the cost of housing, transportation, and textbooks.

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Quality Schools and Clean Water

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the statement below following Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address to a joint session of the California State Legislature earlier today:

SB 227 Ensures Hospitals Follow Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Regulations

Thursday, February 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) reintroduced legislation that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements in California.