Press Releases

SB 312 Empowers Consumers and Protects Californians From Toxic Chemical Exposure

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require companies selling beauty or personal care products in California to report the presence of hazardous 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.

Monday, August 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to recognize Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (IC4IJ) as the 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year” for 2020.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Auditor today released an audit report examining the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) mobilehome park and complaint inspection process:

Monday, June 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and Assemblywoman Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Vice Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus issued the statement below following legislative approval of the 2020-2021 state budget:

Thursday, June 11, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement regarding the importance of recognizing the pervasive public health impacts of racism:

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the 2020-2021 state budget:

By Senator Connie M. Leyva, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval

Saturday, March 14, 2020

"Together as elected officials and community leaders of Pomona, we find it inappropriate that any federal representative would issue a misguided and misinformed statement, adding unnecessary confusion while we are in the midst of a pandemic by incorrectly saying homeless individuals with coronavirus are being “dumped” at a facility in Pomona. Stoking fear in our community while attempting to generate media attention at the height of a public health crisis is morally reprehensible.

Young Women Pay Fees, Have Limited Program Options Compared to Young Men

Friday, February 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – In order to further California’s goal of providing an equal educational opportunity to students by prohibiting the use of public resources when a program discriminates based on gender, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced SB 1308 that will allow the use of public resources in Sacramento for California Boys State only if California Girls State participants receive comparable treatment.