Press Releases

SB 228 Would Build Upon Success of NextUp Program to Better Serve Foster Youth

Friday, January 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Continuing her work to improve educational opportunities for foster youth, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation allowing greater access to higher education for current and former foster youth by strengthening an existing program for foster youth attending California’s community colleges.

SB 215 Empowers Survivors and Strengthens Public Safety

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation requiring the addition of a new online victim portal to California’s existing rape kit tracking system to allow survivors of sexual assault to anonymously and electronically track and receive updates regarding the status, location and information regarding their rape kit.

While on Extended Sick Leave, School Employees Would Receive Full Pay

Monday, January 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Building on her commitment to continue supporting California teachers and other school employees, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced legislation that would repeal the 40-year-old California law requiring public school and community college employees—including teachers—to pay for the cost of their substitutes, known as “differential pay.”  Under SB 205, school employees would be entitled to continue receiving their full pay while on extended sick leave.

Friday, January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget proposal:

SB 53 Protects Californians from Cyber Flashing

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

SACRAMENTO – In order to tackle cyber flashing in California, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) announced that she has reintroduced SB 53—also known as the FLASH (Forbid Lewd Activity and Sexual Harassment) Act—which would establish legal protections for technology users when they receive unsolicited sexually explicit images and videos.

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: