Press Releases

SB 820 Would Eliminate “Curtain of Secrecy” and Protect Victims

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to protect women and others from being victimized, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced important legislation to ban secret settlements (confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements) in cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination.

Hundreds of Volunteers to Organize Toys for Holiday Distribution

Friday, December 15, 2017

WHO:            Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) & Hundreds of Local Volunteers

WHAT:           Isaiah’s Rock Toy Giveaway Preparation Event

WHEN:          Wednesday, December 20 from 6pm – 8pm

WHERE:        Fairplex
                      Expo Hall 9
                      1101 W. McKinley Avenue
                      Pomona, CA  91768

                      Media parking at Gate 1, Administration Lot (news vans can pull through Gate 1 to Expo Hall)

Leyva: Proposed Legislation Will Help Workers, Families

Friday, November 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement regarding legislation that she intends to introduce in January 2018:

Bill Would Protect Women, Communities From Sexual Predators

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In light of recent public disclosure of possible sexual harassment and assaults by film producer Harvey Weinstein and building on her previous successful efforts to ensure justice for victims of rape and sexual assault, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today announced that—when the California State Senate reconvenes in early January—she will introduce legislation to ban secret settlements (confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements) in sexual assault, sexual harassment and sex discrimination cases.

Signed Legislation Helps Working Class Families in Inland Empire and California

Monday, October 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As the Chair of the Select Committee on Manufactured Home / Mobilehome Communities, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed three bills authored by the Senator and another that she coauthored that will improve the lives of mobilehome residents and the availability of affordable housing in California.

After Earning Strong Bipartisan Support in Legislature, Governor Signs SB 575

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to protect the health and wellbeing of low income Californians was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

SB 597 Earned Strong Bipartisan Support in Both Senate and Assembly

Monday, October 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed an important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and sponsored by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla that will protect victims of human trafficking in California.

SB 500 Protects Minors, Young Women, Others From Sexual Extortion

Thursday, October 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown today signed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will criminalize sexual extortion (“sextortion”) and provide law enforcement with an important tool to fight this serious crime.