Press Releases

Thursday, June 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce the following 20th State Senate District budget wins spearheaded by the Senator and approved by the California State Legislature to benefit families and communities across the district:

SB 1149 Prioritizes Health and Safety of California Residents

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Now moving one step closer to becoming law, the Assembly Judiciary Committee today passed Senate Bill 1149 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which would protect the public’s right to know the facts about dangerous public hazards that are discovered during litigation.

Sponsored jointly by Consumer Reports and Public Justice, SB 1149 would do the following:

Monday, June 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today released the following statement after the California State Senate passed the 2022-2023 state budget ahead of the constitutional deadline:

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to recognize Unidos Por La Música (United by Music) as the 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year” for 2022.

Empowering Survivors of ‘Cyberflashing’, SB 53 Again Earned Bipartisan Support

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to establish legal protections for technology users when they receive unsolicited sexually explicit images and videos—known as ‘cyberflashing.’

Also known as the FLASH (Forbid Lewd Activity and Sexual Harassment) Act and sponsored by Bumble—the women-first dating and social networking app—SB 53 would create a private right of action against any person who knows or reasonably should know that the lewd image transmitted is unsolicited.

SB 1343 Requires New Charter Schools to Participate in CalSTRS / CalPERS

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to ensure that every teacher in California has the retirement security offered by our state pension systems passed from the California State Senate.

SB 976 Will Ensure Important Flexibility for Working Families to Access Transitional Kindergarten for their Children

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the California State Senate today passed an important bill by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that establishes universal preschool in California by expanding access to care and early learning opportunities for California’s youngest learners.  Specifically, Senate Bill 976 ensures that parents have the option to send their children to a public elementary school provider or a community-based childcare provider to benefit from universal preschool.

Other States, including Oregon and Nevada, Already Mandate Similar Requirements

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Prioritizing the health and safety of mobile park residents across California, the California State Senate approved legislation by Senator Connie M.