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May 24, 2013

State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson's resolution to declare portions of Highway 101 part of the National Purple Heart Trail has passed.

May 24, 2013

With its commitment to diverting organic waste from landfills, using backyard mulch, clippings and other plant materials that people throw away to make more than 200 soil amendments, Ventura County-based Agromin is a great example of the future of small businesses, according to state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson.

To honor Agromin, Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, named it the Small Business of the Year for the 19th Senate District.

May 14, 2013

by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

May 09, 2013

About every month or so, employees with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department transport thousands of pounds of discarded prescription medications to a medical waste company in Long Beach to be incinerated.

These trips are part of Operation Medicine Cabinet, a program run by the Sheriff’s Department and the county Public Works Department that offers residents a safe, convenient way to dispose of unused and expired medications.

April 18, 2013

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, has introduced a bill that would protect consumers’ privacy when using a credit card to purchase songs, shows and other downloadable content online.

Senate Bill 383 is a response to a recent California Supreme Court ruling (Apple v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County) that ruled that online merchants can ask for someone’s address, phone number, and other data when making credit card purchases.

April 17, 2013

A bill before the California Legislature would restrict the number of payday loans to any one borrower — an attempt to break the "debt cycle" that ensnares some of the state's poorest residents.

Senate Bill 515 would bar the high-cost, short-term lenders from making more than six loans a year to any borrower. The bill, set to go before the Senate Banking and Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, also extends the minimum term of a payday loan to 30 days from 15.

April 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO — State lawmakers moved forward Tuesday on a package of bills designed to again give California what Senate leader Darrell Steinberg called “the most comprehensive gun legislation in the nation.”

April 09, 2013

By Lois Kazakoff

The tug between work and family life is hard on parents and their pocketbooks as they are often passed over for promotions and pay raises. Discrimination against workers with familial responsibilities is wrong but is a new state law to ban it a solution?

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, says that if her bill becomes law, it will help teach employers to treat everyone fairly.

March 20, 2013

Many child-care programs would be prohibited from providing children under 2 with any time in front of a television set or computer screen, and older children would be limited to an hour a day under state legislation aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

The bill introduced by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) would also require the after-school and child-care programs to provide fruits and vegetables at every meal. It would prohibit the programs from serving fried foods and beverages with added sugars.

February 02, 2013

Santa Barbara News-Press

Opinion: Encouraging life-long voting is an idea we all can support