Press Releases

SB 22 Will Help Ensure Justice for Survivors and Put Rapists Behind Bars

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) requiring that law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly test all newly collected rape kits in California. 

SB 698 Supported by Education and Labor Organizations

Friday, October 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to require the University of California (UC) to follow the same rules as private employers and encourage university administrators to prioritize the accurate, timely and fair payment of their employees was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

SB 210 “reinforces California’s leadership on improving air quality and public health”

Friday, September 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – While the federal government attempts to undo California’s continued efforts and successes on air quality, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a measure today authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that establishes ‘smog check’ requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks in California.  Current law does not require heavy-duty vehicles to have the same types of smog checks that have been required for passenger vehicles for decades.

SB 24 “reaffirms the right of every college student to access abortion”

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As access to abortion and reproductive health care is under attack in states across our country, the California State Legislature gave final approval to legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure access to medication abortion services on California public university campuses for students who seek to end their pregnancy up to 10 weeks.

Senator Leyva: SB 210 prioritizes “our resolve to reduce pollution and clean the air we breathe”

Friday, September 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate approved Senate Bill 210—a measure that will establish ‘smog check’ requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks in California—and sent this important air quality bill to the Governor for his consideration. Unlike personal vehicles, current law does not require heavy-duty vehicles to have the same types of smog checks that have been required for passenger vehicles for decades.

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.