Press Releases

SB 1449 Passes Committee with Strong Bipartisan Support

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved important legislation 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 1288 Ensures Hospitals Follow Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Regulations

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – After hearing powerful testimony from nurses and other patient advocates, the Assembly Health Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements.

Leyva Will Continue Effort to Require Prompt Testing of All New Rape Kits

Thursday, June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved the 2018-19 state budget by the June 15th constitutional deadline:

SB 320 Would Make California First State to Ensure Early Abortion Care for Students

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following compelling testimony by college students speaking about the importance of improving access to reproductive care on college campuses, the Assembly Health Committee today passed important 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 may become pregnant and seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

SB 960 Addresses Troubling Audit Findings Related to Inmate Suicides

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure that state prisons in California promptly inform an inmate’s listed family member or contact person following the inmate’s serious illness/injury or death, including attempted suicide.

SB 1124 Prevents Post-Retirement Benefit Cuts Due to Employer Errors

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Senate approved passage of legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that protects the retirement security of California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) members by ensuring that any collectively-bargained compensation agreed to by their employer cannot be reduced during retirement as a result of incorrectly reported compensation by employers.

SB 1156 Creates Patient Safeguards, Puts End to Predatory Business Practices

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In order to improve consumer protections and rein in predatory behavior that is driving up health care costs for Californians, the California State Senate today approved legislation with bipartisan support seeking to put an end to insurance schemes carried out by profit driven businesses primarily targeted at individuals undergoing treatment for kidney disease and addiction.

SB 1449 ‘Will Help Ensure Justice for Survivors and Keep Rapists Off Our Streets’

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – With strong bipartisan support, the California State Senate today passed important legislation 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.