Press Releases

SB 215 Now Heads to Governor’s Desk for Consideration

Thursday, September 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – After not receiving a single ‘No’ vote throughout its legislative journey, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require the addition of a new online portal to California’s existing rape kit tracking system to allow survivors of sexual assault to privately and electronically track and receive updates regarding the status, location and information regarding their rape kit passed from the California State Assembly today and now advances to the Governor for his consideration.

SB 331 Helps End Hostile Work Environments By Empowering Workers

Monday, August 30, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Standing with survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination, the California State Senate today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would build upon current protections against secret settlements to now cover settlement agreements involving all forms of harassment or discrimination.  Following today’s action, SB 331 now advances to the Governor for his consideration.

SB 331 Empowers Survivors to Speak Openly About Workplace Harassment or Discrimination

Thursday, August 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Assembly approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to empower survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination in California.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement after the California State Senate passed trailer bill legislation related to child care rate reform:

SB 363 Solidifies California’s Commitment to Ending Gender-Based Discrimination

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Rejecting gender-based discrimination in civic education and leadership programs in California, the Assembly Judiciary Committee today approved a legislative measure by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to end the unfair and discriminatory treatment of Girls State participants.

SB 523 Prioritizes Contraceptive Equity and Reproductive Freedom for Californians

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Health Committee passed Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) earlier today, taking California one step closer to creating greater contraceptive equity statewide. If enacted, SB 523 will expand and modernize birth control access in California regardless of an individual’s gender, insurance coverage status, where they work or where they go to school.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce the following 20th State Senate District budget wins spearheaded by the Senator and approved by the California State Legislature yesterday to benefit families and communities across the district:

SB 299 Would Help Survivors Better Recover From Physical and Emotional Injuries Caused by Police

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved Senate Bill 299—also known as the “Equal Access for Victims of Police Violence Act”—authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which will remove unjust barriers faced by victims of police violence and other violent crimes in accessing California’s Victim Compensation program.  The Victim Compensation program is an important pathway for survivors to access critical support, as it can cover specific expenses related to crime, such as medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and counseling.