Press Releases

SB 227 Ensures Hospitals Follow Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Regulations

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements.

In order to enhance hospital patient safety, Senate Bill 227 empowers CDPH to enforce the nurse staffing ratios by fining hospitals that repeatedly create unsafe conditions for patient care.  The proposal would require the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to conduct unannounced visits to hospitals to inspect for compliance with nurse staffing requirements.

SB 564 Protects Performers from Deepfakes, Last Minute Nudity Riders

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SACRAMENTO – After reviewing the impact on victims of both deepfakes technology and nudity contractual agreements forced and then agreed upon under duress, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that tackles important issues that can be extremely damaging to a person’s life, career, public perception and even mental health.

SB 24 “Supports the Academic and Personal Success of College Students”

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Senate Education Committee 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.

SB 312 Will Help Improve Mental Health and Quality of Life for Veterans with PTSD

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to establish a competitive grant program to assist veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with the cost of a service dog.

SB 227 Supported by Broad Coalition of Patient, Labor and Consumer Advocates

Thursday, April 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements passed from the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday.

SB 24 Would Make California First State to Guarantee On-Campus Early Abortion Access for Students

Thursday, April 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – While states across our country continue to restrict access to critical reproductive health care services, the Senate Health Committee today approved important legislation 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 terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

SB 22 Helps Ensure Justice for Survivors and Hold Rapists Accountable

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With unanimous support, the Senate Public Safety Committee today passed important 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.

SB 126 “is a historic win for students, parents, schools and communities”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – After earning bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed Senate Bill 126 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) that will require charter school governing boards to comply with the same accountability and transparency laws that traditional school district governing boards already follow.