Press Releases

SB 727 Empowers Authorities To More Easily Cite Bad Actors in Construction Industry

Monday, September 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 727, a measure authored and championed by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to provide necessary enforcement tools to more effectively deter continued wage theft in the underground construction economy.

SB 278 Protects Firefighters, Police Officers, and Other Public Servants from Unfair Benefit Cuts

Monday, September 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – After receiving strong bipartisan support in the Legislature, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation earlier today authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect a retiree’s promised and paid for collectively bargained benefits in cases where the benefit is reduced during retirement because of incorrectly reported information by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) employer.

Young Women Pay Fees, Do Not Visit Sacramento and Have Limited Program Opportunities Compared to Young Men

Thursday, September 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – To ensure equity for civic education and leadership programs that have long limited full access and participation to young women, the California State Senate gave approval today to legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to end the unfair and discriminatory treatment of Girls State participants.  Following passage by the Legislature, Senate Bill 363 now advances to the Governor for consideration.

SB 372 Will Help Fleets in California to Transition Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks to Zero Emission Alternatives

Thursday, September 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate gave final legislative approval to Senate Bill 372 by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), an important bill that will reduce air pollution and maximize funding and deployment of zero emission vehicles in California.  Now proceeding to the Governor’s desk for consideration, SB 372—also known as the “Cleaner and Greener Trucks” bill—will create an innovative state program that will design new financing tools to help owners of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles purchase cleaner zero-emission alternatives.

SB 215 Now Heads to Governor’s Desk for Consideration

Thursday, September 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – After not receiving a single ‘No’ vote throughout its legislative journey, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require the addition of a new online portal to California’s existing rape kit tracking system to allow survivors of sexual assault to privately and electronically track and receive updates regarding the status, location and information regarding their rape kit passed from the California State Assembly today and now advances to the Governor for his consideration.

SB 331 Helps End Hostile Work Environments By Empowering Workers

Monday, August 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Standing with survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination, the California State Senate today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would build upon current protections against secret settlements to now cover settlement agreements involving all forms of harassment or discrimination.  Following today’s action, SB 331 now advances to the Governor for his consideration.

SB 331 Empowers Survivors to Speak Openly About Workplace Harassment or Discrimination

Thursday, August 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Assembly approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to empower survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination in California.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement after the California State Senate passed trailer bill legislation related to child care rate reform: