Press Releases

SB 53 Would Empower Survivors of ‘Cyberflashing’ in California

Friday, September 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – After receiving strong bipartisan support in the Legislature, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation earlier today authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to establish legal protections for technology users when they receive unsolicited sexually explicit images and videos, also known as ‘cyberflashing.’

SB 916 Will Ensure Survivors Know About Their Rights in California

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate gave final legislative approval to Senate Bill 916 by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), an important bill that will empower survivors with critical information following a sexual assault.  By equipping them with this information, survivors will be able to make informed decisions regarding steps they wish to take, or not, in the post-assault process.

SB 410 Fixes Unfair Salary Structure That CSU Unilaterally Implemented in 1990’s

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Legislature approved Senate Bill 410 by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require the California State University (CSU) to implement a nine-step merit salary system for all California State University non-faculty staff employees, many of whom are the lowest-paid employees at the university system—such as custodians and groundskeepers.  This legislation will provide parity with California’s other 233 state agencies and over 210,000 state employees.

SB 523 Prioritizes Contraceptive Equity and Reproductive Freedom for Californians

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Moving California just one step away from creating greater contraceptive equity statewide, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 523 to expand and modernize birth control access in California regardless of an individual’s gender, insurance coverage status, where they work or where they go to school.  Following today’s action, SB 523 now moves to the Governor for his consideration.

SB 931 Helps to Stop Illegal Interference by Public Employers in Worker Union Efforts

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Now advancing to the Governor for his consideration, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to impose penalties on employers for unlawfully attempting to dissuade employees from joining or participating in a union passed from the California State Senate.

SB 955 Allows One Excused Absence for Middle and High School Students to Participate in a Civic Activity

Monday, August 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Emphasizing the importance of getting more students civically involved in government and their community, the California State Senate today approved Senate Bill 955 by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) requiring middle and high school students (6th – 12th grade) to be allowed one excused school-day length absence to participate in a civic activity such as public commenting, candidate speeches, political or civic forums, and town halls.  Following its passage from the Legislature, SB 955 will now proceed to the Governor for final action on the bill.

SB 53 Would Empower Survivors of ‘Cyberflashing’

Monday, August 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, Senate Bill 53 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’—cleared its final legislative hurdle today as the measure passed from the California State Senate and now advances to the Governor for his consideration.

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: