Press Releases

June 22, 2017

SB 55 seeks to build on an existing program created by Jackson legislation to prevent childhood obesity

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to extend a program that encourages healthy eating and exercise in California’s after school programs passed out of the Assembly Education Committee on a bipartisan vote and now heads to Senate Appropriations Committee. The vote was 6-0.

June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislature passed the 2017-18 state budget. The budget now heads to the Governor for his signature. In response, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

“Today, we passed a budget that is balanced, fiscally sound, and wisely adds to our reserves, while reflecting the values of the people of California at a time when our priorities and policies risk being dismantled by Washington.

June 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) praised the recent decision by the California Energy Commission to allow the California Independent System Operator (CalISO) to study the feasibility of clean energy alternatives to the proposed Puente Power Project in Oxnard.

The proposed natural gas plant is slated for construction on the coast in Oxnard, a community of color already disproportionately impacted by pollution and power plant construction. 

June 05, 2017

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has chosen Ventura-based small business Ohana Pet Hospital as her 2017 Small Business of the Year.

Ohana Pet Hospital is a veterinary hospital that specializes in medical, surgical, dental and wellness health care for dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and select reptiles. They also provide preventative care such as physical examinations, behavioral and nutritional services. In the community, Ohana provides free physical exams to local animal shelters.

May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Just a few months after erosion exposed eight abandoned oil wells along Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, two of them visibly leaking oil, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned wells has passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 31-5.

May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that was inspired by a housing project for low-income seniors in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County has passed off the Senate floor. The initial vote was 32-0.

May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO –  A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to support emergency response teams that rescue whales, sea turtles and other marine mammals that have become entangled in fishing gear or stranded on the coast has passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote. The initial vote was 28-8.

May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As the White House and Republican Congress continue to threaten federal funding for women’s health services, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to create a specialized pro-choice license plate with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services in California passed off the Senate floor today. The initial vote was 25-11.

May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As momentum grows nationwide for stronger family leave policies, and more two-income families struggle to balance work and family responsibilities, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that more Californians can take leave to care for a newborn without the fear of losing their jobs has passed off the Senate floor. The vote was 25-13.

A priority of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, the bill now heads to the State Assembly.

May 15, 2017

Voting Kicks Off Today for Pro-Choice License Plate To Raise Funds for Women’s Reproductive Health Care Services Threatened by Trump

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined NARAL Pro-Choice California to unveil three potential designs for a “California Trusts Women” pro-choice license plate to be created by Senate Bill 309, authored by Jackson, now moving through the Legislature.

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