Press Releases

SB 1124 Prevents Post-Retirement Benefit Cuts Due to Employer Errors

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Senate approved passage of legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that protects the retirement security of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) members by ensuring that any collectively-bargained compensation agreed to by their employer cannot be reduced during retirement as a result of incorrectly reported compensation by employers.

SB 1156 Creates Patient Safeguards, Puts End to Predatory Business Practices

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In order to improve consumer protections and rein in predatory behavior that is driving up health care costs for Californians, the California State Senate today approved legislation with bipartisan support seeking to put an end to insurance schemes carried out by profit driven businesses primarily targeted at individuals undergoing treatment for kidney disease and addiction.

SB 1449 ‘Will Help Ensure Justice for Survivors and Keep Rapists Off Our Streets’

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate today passed 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 1072 Helps Local Communities Most Impacted by Poverty and Pollution

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will maximize greenhouse gas reduction and climate adaptation investments in low-income and under-resourced communities statewide.

SB 1288 Supported by Broad Coalition of Labor and Patient Advocates

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements passed from the California State Senate earlier today.
 

Advancing to the Assembly, SB 820 Would Eliminate ‘Curtain of Secrecy’

Monday, May 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – With bipartisan support, the California State Senate today approved legislation authored 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.

Co-sponsored by the Consumer Attorneys of California and the California Women’s Law Center, SB 820—also known as the STAND (Stand Together Against Non-Disclosures) Act—will specifically ban secret settlements (non-disclosure agreements) in cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination.

Key Legislation Addressing Problem to be Highlighted at Press Conference

Monday, May 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, May 15th at 11am, Senator Connie M. Leyva and Assemblymember David Chiu—along with a broad coalition of supporters—will hold a press conference to discuss the importance of passing legislation to ensure that all rape kits in California are tested promptly.  SB 1449 requires that newly collected rape kits be submitted within 20 days and tested no later than 120 days after receipt and AB 3118 requires a statewide audit of California’s current rape kit backlog.  

Friday, May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revision of the 2018-2019 state budget:

“As the State Senator representing the 20th State Senate District, I strongly believe that California’s budget can and must help to improve the lives of residents in the Inland Empire and across the state.  Today’s revised budget proposal both increases opportunity and takes into account the challenges faced by Californians in their daily lives.”