Press Releases

November 14, 2017

Jackson to Hold Hearing on Maintaining Public Safety During Rallies and Protests

October 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO- As a result of legislation authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to curb childhood obesity, the California Department of Education has just released the names of more than 100 additional California after-school programs that have received recognition for encouraging healthy eating and exercise.

October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO –  In a signing ceremony today focusing on legislation that affects women, children and families and attended by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will allow millions more California parents to take time off to care for a newborn without fear of losing their jobs.

October 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Governor Brown has just signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells.

October 06, 2017

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement today in response to the unprecedented announcement late yesterday by two members of the California Energy Commission recommending denial of the Puente Power Plant proposal in Oxnard.

October 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO- In the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville earlier this year that killed one person and injured dozens of others, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing tomorrow that examines the rise in hate speech and hate groups, as well as how to prevent violence while preserving the right to free speech.

September 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Thirty members of California’s Congressional Delegation have issued a letter urging Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 169, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would codify federal Title IX civil rights protections in state law. (A copy of the complete letter is attached.)

September 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement this morning by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration made the decision to rescind Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement:

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO - SB 63, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, passed the Senate floor today with a 25-13 vote.

The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO – While the Trump Administration works to roll back Obama-era efforts protecting students from sex discrimination and sexual assault on campuses under Title IX, the California legislature passed SB 169, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will codify these civil rights protections into state law. The bill passed the Assembly on a bipartisan 61-12 vote.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for a concurrent vote this week.

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