Press Releases

After Strong Bipartisan Support in Legislature, Governor Newsom Signs SB 735

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to improve accommodations for Californians with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence seeking public assistance benefits was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

SB 210 “is a real win-win for Californians and the air we breathe”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will establish ‘smog check’ requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks in California passed from the Assembly Natural Resources Committee.  Unlike how personal passenger vehicles have done for decades, current law does not require heavy-duty trucks to undergo regular smog checks.

Bipartisan, Bicameral Support for Audit in Joint Legislative Audit Committee Today

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) approved an audit request by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to review the efficacy and ongoing issues related to the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) Mobilehome Inspection Program.

SB 24 Advances One Step Closer to Governor’s Desk

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As other states and the federal government continue to threaten and even ban access to reproductive healthcare, the Assembly Higher Education Committee today passed the “College Student Right to Access Act” by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino).  This important legislation will ensure access to medication abortion on California public university campuses for students who seek to end their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Education Committee Chair Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Assembly Higher Education Committee Chair Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance Chair Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley today jointly released the following statement regarding SB 291 and AB 1314:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recognized Jia Pon Cafe & Bakery in Chino as the 20th State Senate District “Small Business of the Year” for 2019.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today released the following statement after the California State Senate passed the 2019-2020 state budget ahead of the June 15th constitutional deadline:

SB 24 Reaffirms California as “a national leader on reproductive justice”

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – During this volatile time when access to abortion and reproductive health care is threatened at both the national level and in states across our country, the Assembly Health 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 seek to end their pregnancy up to 10 weeks.