Press Releases

CalSTA Announces Award To Improve Rail Services, Reduce GHG Emissions

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today applauded the California State Transportation Agency’s (CalSTA) announcement of a $41 million grant award toward the purchase of nine fuel-efficient locomotives for Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Commuter Rail Service.

Legislature's Budget Strengthens Working Families, Communities in California

Monday, June 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement after the California State Senate passed a state budget by the June 15th constitutional deadline:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recognized Riverside Grill in Chino as the 2015 20th State Senate District “Small Business of the Year”.

First opening in 1997, Riverside Grill has remained a popular family-run Inland Empire eatery for almost two decades.  Founded by brothers Rodrigo and Al Avila—as well as a third brother that is no longer affiliated with the restaurant—Riverside Grill started as a counter service restaurant though was renovated to sit 80 people with a full service bar known for its extensive local craft beer selections.

SB 334 Requires Water Testing for Lead, Access to Clean Water in Schools

Thursday, June 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) announces that the California State Senate today approved critical legislation which will require the testing of drinking water at schools to ensure water quality and safety.  Moreover, SB 334 requires that—when water provided at school is not clean—school districts must provide alternative sources of clean water.  

SB 398 Helps Small Non-Profits, Businesses, Communities Apply for Green Funds

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SACRAMENTO – SB 398, authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), passed from the Senate Floor earlier today.  This legislation will provide technical assistance to small non-profits, communities and businesses to access funding for energy efficiency upgrades or projects that lessen the negative health impacts of poor air quality.

SB 477 Adds Mobile Homes to Property Tax Relief Program

Monday, June 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, an important bill that will help keep California senior, blind and disabled residents in their homes if and when they encounter financial difficulties passed from the Senate Floor and advanced to the California State Assembly.

SB 585 Prioritizes Child Support Payments, Helps Children & Families

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

SB 651 Receives Strong Bipartisan Support on Senate Floor

Monday, May 18, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate unanimously passed legislation that will ensure that all victims of crimes committed by minors are eligible to receive due compensation.

Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and jointly cosponsored by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Crime Victims Action Alliance, SB 651 would expand the statutory definition of a ‘victim’ so that derivative victims—such as spouses, family members and housemates—will be eligible for compensation as a result of a crime committed against them by a minor.