Press Releases

SB 1038 Would Help Confront Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Thursday, July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In an ongoing effort to protect victims of sexual harassment and other related forms of harassment and discrimination, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce that the Assembly Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that will clarify that harassers can be held personally liable for retaliating against an employee for exercising his or her legal rights against discrimination and harassment under state law.

Leyva: SB 820 Lifts ‘Curtain of Secrecy’ That Has Protected Perpetrators

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ban the use of secret settlements related to specified sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, passed from the Assembly Judiciary Committee earlier today.

Senator Leyva: SB 320 “Affirms a Student’s Constitutional Right to End a Pregnancy”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Higher Education Committee today approved 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 may become pregnant and seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

SB 1449 Passes Committee with Strong Bipartisan Support

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved important legislation 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 1288 Ensures Hospitals Follow Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Regulations

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – After hearing powerful testimony from nurses and other patient advocates, the Assembly Health Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements.

Leyva Will Continue Effort to Require Prompt Testing of All New Rape Kits

Thursday, June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved the 2018-19 state budget by the June 15th constitutional deadline:

SB 320 Would Make California First State to Ensure Early Abortion Care for Students

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following compelling testimony by college students speaking about the importance of improving access to reproductive care on college campuses, the Assembly Health Committee today passed important 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 may become pregnant and seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

SB 960 Addresses Troubling Audit Findings Related to Inmate Suicides

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure that state prisons in California promptly inform an inmate’s listed family member or contact person following the inmate’s serious illness/injury or death, including attempted suicide.