Press Releases

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.

SB 210 will significantly reduce mobile air pollution and levels the playing field for California-based trucks

Monday, February 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced legislation establishing ‘smog check’ requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks in California. Unlike personal vehicles, current law does not require heavy-duty vehicles to have the same types of smog checks that have been required for passenger cars for decades.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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 released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 budget proposal:

Legislation Seeks to Prevent Future Confusion Related to Proper Use of Funds

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In order to clarify the appropriate use of political funds to pay for legal expenses, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced legislation to prohibit legal defense funds and campaign funds from being used to pay for or reimburse a candidate or elected official for legal fees associated with violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, including sexual harassment.

SB 24 Would Remove Barriers to Abortion Care for College Students

Monday, December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) reintroduced important legislation that will ensure access to medication abortion services on California public university campuses for students who seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.