Press Releases

SB 78 Supported by Dozens of School, Community, Law Enforcement Groups

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the California State Senate today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that finally increases funding for California’s statewide after school program, which has not received an augmentation for over a decade.

High School Junior Scores 1580, Interested in Attending Top Universities

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to announce that Sebastian Figueroa, a current participant in the 20th State Senate District Young Senators Program, has earned an almost perfect score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Trumpcare is Affront to Women’s Essential Healthcare Services

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Following  a vote today by the U.S. House of Representatives today  on Trumpcare (H.R. 1628) —the American Health Care Act—the California Legislative Women’s Caucus called upon its colleagues in Washington to protect women’s access to essential healthcare.  Current versions of the legislation produced at the 11th hour would eviscerate funding for Planned Parenthood, jeopardizing the healthcare of women and rolling back women’s rights for decades.   The bill will next be heard in the U.S. Senate.

SB 575 Helps Low Income Californians Receive Medical Records at No Cost

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed an important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would give low income residents greater access to their medical records. 

Bill Would Ensure No Child is Left Unsupervised With a Sex Offender on Campus

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 26—the “Keep Kids Safe at School Act”—authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) passed with strong bipartisan support from the Senate Public Safety Committee earlier today.

SB 320 Will Ensure Safe On-Campus Access to Early Medical Abortion Services

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will enhance the safe and reliable access to comprehensive reproductive health services for college women in California.

SB 597 Ensures ‘Safe at Home’ Services for Human Trafficking Victims

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would make victims of human trafficking eligible for the state’s Safe at Home confidential address program passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee with unanimous bipartisan support.  ‘Safe at Home’ services are currently offered to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as reproductive health care doctors, nurses, volunteers and patients.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

San Bernardino – Today, as the tragic events at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino continue to unfold, our hearts and prayers go out to the children, their families and others affected by this senseless violence. We are grateful to law enforcement and school leaders for their quick response to the tragedy.