Press Releases

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Include Teaching of Healthy Relationship Skills in Schools

September 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to include communication skills and the need to treat each other with kindness and respect as a regular part of the elementary and middle school health curriculum.

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Increase Awareness of Title IX Rights

September 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that students and schools are aware of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, the landmark federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education.

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Streamline Environmental Review Process, Make It More Accessible to the Public

September 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help expedite the environmental review process under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California’s landmark law for evaluating and mitigating the environmental impacts of development projects.

Jackson's New Parent Leave Bill Heads To The Governor

August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill to provide job-protected new parent leave for up to 2.7 million more Californians has passed off the Senate floor and is now headed to the Governor’s desk. The vote was 24-12.

Jackson's New Parent Leave Bill Passes Off Assembly Floor

August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As momentum grows for stronger family leave policies across the nation, a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill to provide job-protected new parent leave for up to 2.7 million more Californians has passed off the Assembly floor on a bipartisan 52-19 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate for a final vote.

Jackson Bill To Clean Up Beaches By Plugging Old, Leaking Oil Wells Heads to the Governor

August 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells passed off the Senate floor today on a bipartisan, 31-5 vote. The bill now heads to the Governor.

Jackson Bill To Increase Public Confidence in Autopsies Heads to the Governor

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill jointly authored by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure autopsies are conducted only by licensed physicians and forensic autopsy reports are accurate and unbiased passed off the Senate floor today on a 38-1 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

Jackson is jointly authoring SB 1189 following the discovery in 2015 that a number of autopsies were done at the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office by non-physicians while the then-Medical Examiner, Dr. Jon Smith, was on vacation.

Jackson Bill To Increase Awareness of Title IX Rights Heads to the Governor

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Following the success of many U.S. women in the Rio Olympics, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that students and schools are aware of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, the landmark federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, passed off the Assembly floor today on bipartisan, 60-0 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

Jackson Bill To Help Disabled Veterans Who Work in California Schools Heads to the Governor

August 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help disabled veterans who are transitioning from military service into a new career working in California’s public schools passed off the Assembly floor today on a bipartisan, 65-0 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

Senate Bill 1180 will give disabled veterans who are new school employees additional sick leave in their first year of employment so they can attend medical and VA appointments to treat their disability.

New Parent Leave Bill, A Women's Caucus Priority, Revived in Last Weeks of Session

August 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill to give job-protected new parent leave to more Californians is being resuscitated in the final weeks of the legislative session with the help of Assembly and Senate leadership.

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