Press Releases

SB 398 Helps Small Communities, Businesses Access Vital State Funds

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Environmental Quality Committee approved legislation that will provide technical assistance to small non-profits, disadvantaged communities and small businesses to access funding for energy efficiency upgrades or projects that reduce the negative health impacts of poor air quality.

SB 426 Ensures Minimum Benefit Payments on Specified Annuities Upon a Senior's Death

Monday, April 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that protects the financial security of seniors and their families and places safeguards on an insurance product that is intended to provide seniors with a stronger economic future.

SB 477 Adds Mobile Homes to Property Tax Relief Program

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce that the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today passed a bill that will help keep California senior, blind and disabled residents in their homes if and when they encounter financial difficulties.

SB 477 would add mobile homes to a recently reestablished property tax postponement program, ensuring that low-income senior citizen, blind and disabled mobile home owners are eligible to apply for postponement of their property taxes.  

SB 651 Helps Victims Receive Compensation Following Crimes By Minors

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure that all victims of crimes committed by minors are eligible to receive due compensation passed from the Senate Public Safety Committee earlier today.  

SB 592 Prioritizes Adolescent Safety in Schools and Communities

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The Healthy Relationships and Safe Schools Act, authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), today passed from the Senate Education Committee with bipartisan support.

SB 585 Would Collect Millions for Children & Families Owed Child Support

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) announces that the Senate Insurance Committee today passed important legislation that will substantially increase payments for past due child support claims through an insurance payment intercept program.

SB 334 Requires Testing of Drinking Water at Schools

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, critical legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require testing of drinking water at schools in California to ensure water quality and safety passed from the Senate Education Committee with bipartisan support.  

Beyond the testing requirement, SB 334 would also require school districts to notify parents, staff and students of the water quality test results.  Moreover, where water issues are found, schools districts must ensure that their students have access to clean water.

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.