Press Releases

SB 66 Reauthorizes Successful CTE Program Helping Students, Communities

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – As the 2015-2016 legislative session proceeds, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced Senate Bill 66 that reauthorizes the Career Technical Education Pathways Program in California.  First enacted in 2005 and currently set to expire on June 30, 2015, SB 66 will statutorily extend the program to June 30, 2018.

Leyva Previously Tapped to Serve on Senate Rules Committee

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) selected Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to serve on the following committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Education
  • Energy, Utilities and Communications
  • Joint Legislative Audit
  • Legislative Ethics
  • Transportation and Housing

President pro Tempore de León previously tapped Senator Leyva to serve on the Senate Rules Committee and as Democratic Caucus Chair of the California State Senate.

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Economy, Education, Renewable Energy, Need to “Build for the Future”

Monday, January 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the statement below following Governor Jerry Brown’s Inaugural / State of the State Address to a joint session of the California State Legislature this morning:

Proud to Jointly Author SB 3 on First Day in Office

Monday, December 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, newly sworn-in Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) jointly authored timely and important legislation that will raise California’s minimum wage to $13 in 2017.

With the ultimate goal of improving the day-to-day quality of life for California’s low wage workers and their families, SB 3 would raise the state’s minimum wage—from the current $9 an hour—to $11 per hour in 2016, and $13 per hour in 2017. This bill also includes annual adjustments for inflation beginning in 2019.