Press Releases

Friday, May 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the 2021-22 state budget:

SB 331 Empowers Workers and Helps to End Hostile Work Environments

Thursday, May 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In order to empower survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination, the California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M.

SB 363 Would End Unfair and Discriminatory Treatment of Girls State Participants

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 363 authored by Senator Connie M.

SB 53 Would Protect Californians from ‘Cyber Flashing’

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today 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 ‘cyber flashing’.

Young Women Pay Fees, Have Limited Program Options Compared to Young Men

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Rejecting the current gender-based discrimination that offers less robust program offerings to young women compared to young men in specified civic education and leadership programs, the Senate Education Committee today approved Senate Bill 363 that will repeal the American Legion’s exception to sex discrimination provisions in the California Education Code.

SB 331 Removes Silencing Mechanisms That Harm Employees and Prevent Accountability

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to empower survivors of any type of workplace harassment or discrimination passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to recognize 20 individuals and organizations from across the 20th State Senate District that embody extraordinary commitment, hard work and leadership in their respective fields and communities.

Those honorees include:

SB 523 Makes Contraceptive Equity Laws Gender Neutral, Increases Access to Care

Monday, April 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Building on the fundamental notion that Californians should have prompt access to birth control when they need it, the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee today approved Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will expand and modernize birth control access in California—and ensure greater contraceptive equity statewide—regardless of an individual’s gender or insurance coverage status.