Press Releases

SB 363 Solidifies California’s Commitment to Ending Gender-Based Discrimination

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Rejecting gender-based discrimination in civic education and leadership programs in California, the Assembly Judiciary Committee today approved a legislative measure by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to end the unfair and discriminatory treatment of Girls State participants.

SB 523 Prioritizes Contraceptive Equity and Reproductive Freedom for Californians

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Health Committee passed Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) earlier today, taking California one step closer to creating greater contraceptive equity statewide. If enacted, SB 523 will expand and modernize birth control access in California regardless of an individual’s gender, insurance coverage status, where they work or where they go to school.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce the following 20th State Senate District budget wins spearheaded by the Senator and approved by the California State Legislature yesterday to benefit families and communities across the district:

SB 299 Would Help Survivors Better Recover From Physical and Emotional Injuries Caused by Police

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved Senate Bill 299—also known as the “Equal Access for Victims of Police Violence Act”—authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which will remove unjust barriers faced by victims of police violence and other violent crimes in accessing California’s Victim Compensation program.  The Victim Compensation program is an important pathway for survivors to access critical support, as it can cover specific expenses related to crime, such as medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and counseling. 

If Enacted, SB 215 Would Enable California to Join Over Two Dozen States in Implementing Similar Tracking Portals

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – 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 Assembly Public Safety Committee earlier today.

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Education Committee approved Senate Bill 363 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which will require the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary—in their respective Boys State and Girls State programs—to offer substantially similar curriculum and access to government officials / facilities, an equal number of opportunities for girls as there are for boys, equal limitations on the number of students nominated per school, and allow non-binary students to apply to either program.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to recognize Fairplex in Pomona as the 2021 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year”.

SB 331 Helps End Hostile Work Environments By Empowering Workers

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Affirming the importance of empowering survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M.