Press Releases

SB 22 Continues Senator Leyva’s Commitment to Ensuring Justice for Survivors

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee passed critical legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) requiring that law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today recognized Project Sister (Sisters In Service To End Rape) Family Services in Pomona as the 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year” for 2019.

SB 210 “is the next vital step to reducing pollution and cleaning the air we breathe”

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will establish ‘smog check’ requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks in California. Unlike personal vehicles, current law does not require heavy-duty vehicles to have the same types of smog checks that have been required for passenger vehicles for decades.

SB 291 will improve college access and student graduation rates

Thursday, May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In order to address the quickly escalating total costs of attending community college, the California State Senate approved legislation earlier today that establishes the California Community College Student Financial Aid Program that would base financial aid on not only the cost of tuition, but rather on the total cost of attendance—including the cost of housing, transportation and textbooks.

SB 22 Supported by Survivor Rights and Law Enforcement Organizations

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Without a single ‘No’ vote, the California State Senate passed legislation earlier today 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 24 Would Remove Barriers to Abortion Care for UC and CSU Students

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As other states continue to ban or severely restrict abortion, the California State Senate today approved the “College Student Right to Access Act” by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure access to medication abortion on California public university campuses for students who seek to end their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

Friday, May 10, 2019

With Mother's Day just days away, now is the perfect time to reflect on being a Senator and a mom. Listen to Senators Connie M. Leyva and Holly J. Mitchell share stories of challenge and tales from the heart about being a lawmaker and a mother by clicking HERE

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the 2019-2020 state budget: