Press Releases

SB 22 Now Heads to Governor’s Desk for Consideration

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In a resounding show of support for survivors of rape and sexual assault, the California State Assembly passed legislation earlier today authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories to promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

SB 227 Supported by Coalition of Patient and Labor Advocates

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements.  Following approval by the Legislature, Senate Bill 227 now heads to the Governor for consideration.

Following Recent Destructive Wildfires, SB 508 Will Ensure Owners Promptly Receive Critical Insurance Information

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

SACRAMENTO – After earning strong bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 508 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require insurers to provide timely disclosures and information to mobilehome and condominium residents regarding their residential property insurance policies and their rights associated with their policy.

After Strong Bipartisan Support in Legislature, Governor Newsom Signs SB 735

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to improve accommodations for Californians with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence seeking public assistance benefits was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

SB 210 “is a real win-win for Californians and the air we breathe”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will establish ‘smog check’ requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks in California passed from the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.  Unlike how personal passenger vehicles have done for decades, current law does not require heavy-duty trucks to undergo regular smog checks.

Bipartisan, Bicameral Support for Audit in Joint Legislative Audit Committee Today

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit request by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to review the efficacy and ongoing issues related to the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) Mobilehome Inspection Program.

SB 24 Advances One Step Closer to Governor’s Desk

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As other states and the federal government continue to threaten and even ban access to reproductive healthcare, the Assembly Higher Education Committee today passed the “College Student Right to Access Act” by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino).  This important legislation will ensure access to medication abortion on California public university campuses for students who seek to end their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Education Committee Chair Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance Chair Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today jointly released the following statement regarding SB 291 and AB 1314: