Press Releases

SB 813 Eliminates Statute of Limitations for Rape in California

Friday, August 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today passed important bipartisan legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and related crimes in California.  SB 813 aims to ensure justice for victims and survivors of felony sexual offenses by allowing the indefinite criminal prosecution of rape, sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts, continuous sexual abuse of a child, oral copulation, and sexual penetration.

SB 1068 Advances to Governor Brown's Desk for Consideration

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would develop a more comprehensive and coordinated network of services for homeless students in California passed out of the California State Assembly with strong bipartisan support and now moves to the Governor for his consideration of the bill.

300,000 Domestic Workers Provide Critical In-Home Services in California

Thursday, August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Assembly passed important legislation that would permanently preserve overtime protections for California’s privately hired domestic workers.  SB 1015 now advances to Governor Brown for his consideration.

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), SB 1015 would continue the success from AB 241 (2013)—which granted overtime protections to California’s privately hired domestic workers—by removing the initial 2017 sunset provision and extending the law’s provisions permanently.

Strong Bipartisan Support for Audit in Joint Legislative Audit Committee Today

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce that the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) today approved an important audit to examine suicide prevention and reduction policies, procedures and practices at state prisons across California. 

SB 1123 Takes Effect January 1, 2017

Friday, July 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Governor Jerry Brown signed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will continue to allow students to take Career Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school in order to meet one of the necessary high school graduation requirements.

Heroic Agencies, First Responders Deserve 100% Reimbursement

Thursday, June 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – An important bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would ensure that local and law enforcement agencies that responded to the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino can be fully reimbursed for eligible costs incurred as a result of that tragic event passed out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee today.

SB 1398 Advances to Assembly Appropriations Committee

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee approved an important bill that would improve the safety of drinking water and protect Californians from toxic lead exposure with bipartisan support.

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), SB 1398 would require all California public water systems to gather inventories of lead pipes in use and then to provide the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) a timeline for their replacement.

SB 1167 Would Protect Indoor Workers From Heat Illness, Hazards

Thursday, June 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO –  Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to protect workers from dangerously high temperatures within warehouses and other work locations in California passed earlier today from the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, International Longshore and Warehouse Union and California Conference of Machinists, SB 1167 would protect indoor workers in the same way as outdoor workers, such as agricultural workers and landscaping workers, are already covered by high heat standards.