Press Releases

SB 1245 Allows Covered California to Promptly Respond to Federal Actions

Monday, September 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will help Covered California continue to serve over 1.5 million California residents during this era of federal uncertainty.

SB 1245 will allow Covered California to have emergency rulemaking authority for nearly all of its regulatory packages until January 1, 2022.  This legislation will also ensure that there will be enough time for the public to review and comment on the proposed regulations ahead of them being adopted by the Covered California Board of Directors.

SB 1072 Helps Communities Fight Climate Change Locally

Friday, September 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – While the federal government focuses on dismantling California’s significant efforts to fight climate change, Governor Jerry Brown signed a measure authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that reinforces the state’s commitment to empower underserved communities to participate in climate change mitigation programs and achieve tangible success towards healthier, more resilient communities.

SB 1449 Ensures Justice for Survivors and Helps Put Rapists Behind Bars

Saturday, September 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Without a single ‘No’ vote in the Senate and Assembly, historic 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 advanced today to the Governor for consideration.

SB 774 Will Help Protect Firefighters and Better Combat Wildfires

Friday, August 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – As firefighters continue to bravely fight wildfires across California, the Legislature today approved bipartisan legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will improve efforts to protect and support firefighters, their health, and their ability to combat wildfires.   SB 774 will improve knowledge of strategies to minimize and mitigate health and safety risks experienced by firefighters in the wildland urban interface (WUI), areas where human development and housing meet undeveloped wildland vegetation.

If Signed, California Would Be First State to Require On-Campus Access to this Vital Care

Thursday, August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the California State Senate 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 terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

SB 1288 Supported by Broad Coalition of Patient and Labor Advocates

Thursday, August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved SB 1288—a measure that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements—and sent this important bill to the Governor for consideration.

SB 820 Protects Victims by Eliminating ‘Curtain of Secrecy’

Friday, August 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), legislation banning secret settlements (non-disclosure agreements) in cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination advanced to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration after earning bipartisan support in both houses of the Legislature.

SB 1107 Empowers Families to Choose a Less Restrictive Alternative to Group Homes

Monday, July 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following strong bipartisan support in the Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown today signed a bill authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure greater opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to live with families and receive services and support in a family setting.