Press Releases

Will Recognize Community Activist Ethel Gardner as 'Woman of the Year'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – On Friday, March 27th, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) will host the first annual Young Women’s Leadership Summit in the 20th State Senate District city of Chino.

SB 592 Seeks to Prevent Adolescent Relationship Abuse

Friday, February 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation that tackles adolescent relationship abuse by promoting education on healthy relationships in schools.

SB 585 Prioritizes Child Support Payments, Helps Children & Families

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced important legislation that will dramatically increase payments for past due child support claims through an insurance payment intercept program.

SB 398 Creates Green Assistance Program (GAP)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to growing needs by local small communities and businesses to access greenhouse gas reduction funds, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced a bill that will provide technical assistance to small communities and businesses to access funding for energy efficiency upgrades or projects that lessen the negative health impacts of poor air quality.  

SB 334 Helps Ensure Safe Drinking Water for Students, Employees in Schools

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recently introduced legislation that will require yearly testing of drinking water at schools in California to ensure water quality and safety.

Currently, the extent of ongoing water quality issues at school sites throughout the Inland Empire and California remains largely unknown and unaddressed.  SB 334 requires that, where schools find that their water is not clean, school districts must provide alternative sources of clean water.  

SB 267 Protects Children and Empowers Local Leaders, Authorities

Thursday, February 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to a recent court ruling that limits the ability of local jurisdictions in California from further statutorily protecting children from dangerous sex offenders, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced a bill that will strengthen the ability of cities and counties to build upon existing protections from these offenders living in communities throughout the state.

Will Convene Several Town Hall Hearings, Public Events

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has selected and the Senate Rules Committee approved Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to serve as Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities.  Senator Leyva has also been selected as the Senate designee to the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Mobilehome Park Inspection Program Task Force.

SB 148 Provides Critical CTE Funding for Local School Districts

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today jointly authored the Career and Job Skills Education Act with Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg).

SB 148 appropriates $600 million to a Career Technical Education (CTE) incentive grant program for local school districts.  Strong performance standards and oversight measures in the legislation will ensure direct investments in important CTE programs throughout California.  SB 148 builds upon the CTE incentive matching grant program proposed in Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 budget.