Press Releases

Monday, March 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) recognized Santa Claus, Inc. Executive Director Karen DiCarlo as 2018 “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District.

SB 1449 Complements Assemblymember Chiu’s AB 3118 Requiring Statewide Audit of Existing Rape Kit Backlog

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced legislation on Friday to require law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories to promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

According to CDC, Any Lead in Children’s Blood Can Endanger Their Health

Monday, February 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that recommits the State of California to ensuring that all children at risk of lead exposure receive blood lead screening tests was introduced in the California State Senate late last week.  

SB 1038 Would Hold Individuals Personally Liable for Retaliatory Actions

Thursday, February 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Building on her ongoing efforts to protect victims of sexual harassment and other related forms of harassment, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today introduced important legislation to clarify that individuals can be held personally liable for retaliating against an employee for exercising her or his legal rights against discrimination and harassment under state law.

SB 960 Improves Inmate Safety, Prison Accountability and Transparency

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) introduced important legislation requiring the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to report annually to the State Legislature on its efforts to prevent and respond to inmate suicide.

Local Community Collaboration Led to Successful Funding Outcome

Monday, January 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In keeping with its commitment to “achieve equitable and resilient communities and landscapes for all Californians”, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) today awarded the City of Ontario / Ontario Connects with a $35 million competitive grant award as part of their Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program.

Senator Leyva: SB 320 Ensures Safe On-Campus Access to Medication Abortion

Monday, January 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that would ensure access to medication abortion services on California public university campuses for students who may become pregnant and seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

Applauds Governor’s Focus on Cleaner Transportation and Investing in Communities

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address to a joint session of the California State Legislature: