Press Releases

SB 227 Supported by Broad Coalition of Patient, Labor and Consumer Advocates

Thursday, April 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements passed from the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday.

SB 24 Would Make California First State to Guarantee On-Campus Early Abortion Access for Students

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – While states across our country continue to restrict access to critical reproductive health care services, the Senate Health Committee today approved important legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) 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 Helps Ensure Justice for Survivors and Hold Rapists Accountable

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With unanimous support, the Senate Public Safety Committee today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) requiring that law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

SB 126 “is a historic win for students, parents, schools and communities”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – After earning bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Senate Bill 126 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) that will require charter school governing boards to comply with the same accountability and transparency laws that traditional school district governing boards already follow.

Monday, March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In appreciation for her committed local activism and continued advocacy for the community of Bloomington and surrounding areas, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today recognized Bloomington resident Kim Rocha as 2019 “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District.

SB 574 “will empower consumers so that they can make educated decisions”

Friday, February 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation earlier today that would require companies selling beauty or personal care products in California to report the presence of toxic 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.

SB 126 Ensures Publicly Funded Schools Comply With Good Government Laws

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) that will require charter school governing boards to comply with the same accountability and transparency laws that traditional school district governing boards already follow.

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.