Press Releases

SB 523 Ensures Greater Health Equity by Reducing Barriers to Contraceptive Care

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Taking our state one step closer to strengthening the ability of Californians to receive timely access to birth control, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that 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.

Monday, June 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today released the following statement after the California State Senate passed the 2021-2022 state budget ahead of the constitutional deadline:

Thursday, June 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the statement below following her appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by the Senate Rules Committee:

SB 331 Eliminates Silencing Mechanisms That Harm Employees and Prevent Accountability

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to empower survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination passed from the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

SB 299 Would Help Survivors Access Vital Support Services

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved legislation 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.  As an important pathway for survivors to access critical support, the Victim Compensation program can cover specific expenses related to crime, such as medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and counseling. 

SB 523 Supported by Health Care, Legal, Business, Education Organizations

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Prioritizing the ability of Californians to receive timely access to birth control and ensure greater contraceptive equity statewide, the California State Senate today passed Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that 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.

SB 372 Helps Transition Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks to Zero Emission Alternatives

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – To reduce air pollution and maximize funding and deployment of zero emission vehicles in California, the California State Senate today passed legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to create an innovative state program, which will—in consultation with stakeholders—design new financing tools to help owners of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles purchase cleaner zero-emission alternatives.

SB 215 Empowers Survivors and Strengthens Public Safety

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate passed 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.