Press Releases

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. 

SB 22 Ensures Justice for Survivors and Helps Put Rapists Behind Bars

Monday, December 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On the first day of the 2019-2020 legislative session, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) reintroduced legislation requiring that law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 1449:

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after Governor Jerry Brown vetoed SB 320 earlier today:

Leyva: SB 820 Lifts ‘Curtain of Secrecy’ That Has Protected Perpetrators for Decades

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – After earning bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill 820 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ban the use of secret settlements related to specified sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment.

SB 960 Introduced After Troubling August 2017 Report Released by State Auditor

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown yesterday signed Senate Bill 960 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure that state prisons in California follow best practices related to suicide prevention and treatment.

SB 1041 Will Help To Promptly Diagnose & Treat Children

Monday, September 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to help ensure that children at risk of lead exposure receive blood lead screening tests was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

After Earning Strong Bipartisan Support in Legislature, Governor Signs SB 1145

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to ensure that local communities are able to properly maintain public facilities that they build with public dollars was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.