Press Releases

SB 1149 Will Protect Californians From Life-Threatening Dangers Hidden By Secret Settlements and Other Legal Maneuvers

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO – To ensure that Californians have the information needed to help keep themselves and their families safe, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced legislation that would protect the public’s right to know the facts about dangerous public hazards that are discovered during litigation.

Jointly sponsored by Consumer Reports and Public Justice, SB 1149 specifically seeks to do the following:

SB 976 Will Offer Much-Needed Flexibility for Families to Access Transitional Kindergarten for their Children

Thursday, February 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Continuing her work to expand educational and developmental opportunities for young children, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced legislation that establishes universal preschool in California.  Specifically, SB 976 ensures that parents have the option to send their children to a public elementary school provider or a community-based childcare provider to benefit from universal preschool.

Friday, February 4, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement in response to the shocking USA Today story recently published regarding California State University (CSU) Chancellor Joseph I. Castro:

SB 53 Would Empower Survivors of ‘Cyber Flashing’

Monday, January 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to establish legal protections for technology users when they receive unsolicited sexually explicit images and videos—known as ‘cyber flashing.’

Also known as the FLASH (Forbid Lewd Activity and Sexual Harassment) Act and sponsored by Bumble—a woman-first, global social networking app founded and helmed by Whitney Wolfe Herd—SB 53 would create a private right of action against any person who knows or reasonably should know that the lewd image transmitted is unsolicited.

SB 869 Will Improve Health and Safety of Park Residents and Communities

Monday, January 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Continuing her work as chair of the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities to improve the health and safety of mobilehome communities across California, Senator Connie M.

Monday, January 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022-23 budget proposal:

“Today’s budget proposal by Governor Newsom certainly prioritizes the current and ongoing needs of California residents.  In particular, I appreciate his continued focus on strengthening access to childcare, addressing the climate crisis, and improving education.”

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement:

Senator Leyva’s SB 210 from 2019 Required CARB to Create Statewide Program to Improve Air Quality and Public Health

Thursday, December 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) gave final approval to regulations establishing smog check requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks in California.