Press Releases

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – To deter public sector employers from purposely discouraging union activity, the California State Senate today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to impose penalties on those employers for unlawfully attempting to dissuade employees from joining or participating in a union.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Highlighting the need to get more students involved in government and their

community by prioritizing student opportunities for civic learning and engagement, the California State Senate 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, permitted protesting, candidate speeches, political or civic forums, and town halls.

Friday, May 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the 2022-23 state budget:

Monday, April 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to announce that she has selected Cal Poly Pomona President Dr. Soraya M. Coley as the 2022 “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District.

SB 976 Supported By Children, Parent, Education and Community Organizations

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Affirming the need to expand access to care and early learning opportunities for California’s youngest learners, an important bill by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that establishes universal preschool in California passed from the Senate Education Committee today.

SB 1149 is Jointly Sponsored by Consumer Reports and Public Justice

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Upholding the ability of Californians to find out the facts about dangerous public hazards that are discovered during litigation, the Senate Judiciary Committee today approved Senate Bill 1149 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino). 

Also known as the “Public Right to Know Act”, SB 1149 will:

SB 869 Helps to Protect Health and Safety of Mobilehome Park Residents

Thursday, March 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Housing Committee approved Senate Bill 869 by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would require mobilehome park managers to be trained and certified on the mobilehome rules and regulations of managing mobilehome parks and manufactured home communities.  The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in consultation with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, would be responsible for developing the training and enforcing the certification requirements.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the statement below in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s State of the State address earlier this evening: