Press Releases

July 09, 2018

MONTECITO– Six months after the deadly Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow and less than one week after the Holiday Fire in Goleta, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, will convene a joint informational hearing on Thursday, July 12 to provide an update on local recovery and rebuild efforts, as well as informati

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – To address a growing problem of prescription drug abuse, the devastating opioid epidemic, accidental poisonings, and traces of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), along with Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Adam Gray (D-Merced), advanced legislation last night to create a statewide drug and medical sharps take-back program funded by the pharmaceutical industry. SB 212 passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on a 5 to 1 vote.

June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement today about the passage of the California State Budget, which includes significant funds for wildfire prevention and recovery as well as the highest level of school funding in state history, all while setting aside the largest budget reserves in a generation.

June 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online is one step closer to the Governor’s desk. SB 947 passed out of the Assembly Education Committee today on a 5 to 1 vote. The bill now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to require gender diversity on corporate boards passed off the Senate Floor today. SB 826 is a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to shed light on what large California companies pay their employees passed off the Senate floor today. SB 1284 gives businesses a chance to self-examine their pay practices while providing California an opportunity to monitor the progress toward equal pay.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO –As more people come forward with their experiences of being sexually harassed by colleagues and bosses, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to fight sexual harassment in the workplace passed off the Senate floor today. Senate Bill 1300 closes loopholes in the law that discourage or prevent victims from speaking out, allow employers to avoid sexual harassment and discrimination laws, and leave employees vulnerable to sexual harassment at work.

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara)’s legislation to thwart the Trump Administration’s efforts to expand federal oil drilling off the California coast passed off the Senate floor today on a 24 to 8 vote. Senate Bill 834 will ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure needed to support new federal oil development cannot be built in California waters, effectively halting such expanded drilling efforts.

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to help protect California communities from catastrophic wildfires, passed off the Senate floor today with unanimous support. SB 1260 allows for improved forest management practices to reduce the risk of wildfires in light of our changing climate. Jackson chairs the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and represents the region devastated by the Thomas Fire.

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