Press Releases

If Enacted, SB 215 Would Enable California to Join Over Two Dozen States in Implementing Similar Tracking Portals

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – 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 Assembly Public Safety Committee earlier today.

SB 363 Would End Unjust and Discriminatory Treatment of Girls State Participants

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Education Committee approved Senate Bill 363 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which will require the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary—in their respective Boys State and Girls State programs—to offer substantially similar curriculum and access to government officials / facilities, an equal number of opportunities for girls as there are for boys, equal limitations on the number of students nominated per school, and allow non-binary students to apply to either program.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to recognize Fairplex in Pomona as the 2021 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year”.

SB 331 Helps End Hostile Work Environments By Empowering Workers

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Affirming the importance of empowering survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M.

SB 523 Ensures Greater Health Equity by Reducing Barriers to Contraceptive Care

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Taking our state one step closer to strengthening the ability of Californians to receive timely access to birth control, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that 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.

Monday, June 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today released the following statement after the California State Senate passed the 2021-2022 state budget ahead of the constitutional deadline:

Thursday, June 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the statement below following her appointment to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by the Senate Rules Committee:

SB 331 Eliminates Silencing Mechanisms That Harm Employees and Prevent Accountability

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to empower survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination passed from the Assembly Judiciary Committee.