Press Releases

February 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on Tuesday afternoon that will examine the significant legal questions and privacy challenges created by drones.
 

January 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill that would prohibit drones from trespassing on private property and invading Californians’ privacy.
 

January 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) encourages youth to take advantage of two educational opportunities organized by the State of California  -- the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) and California Senate Fellows. These two programs target high school students and college graduates, and application deadlines are around the corner.

January 16, 2015

Bill Jointly Authored with Senators Hill and Roth Could Shorten CEQA Process by Months or Years
 
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to streamline and expedite the environmental review process under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California’s landmark law for evaluating and mitigating the environmental impacts of major development projects.
 

January 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Buried deep in the hundreds of pages of Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal released on Friday is a proposal for $15.5 million for a new DMV office in Santa Maria.

It comes after lengthy efforts by local leaders and the recent involvement of State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to bring a much-needed new DMV office to the community to process driver’s license applications and provide other services.

January 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2015-16 proposed spending plan, a starting point for months of review and discussion about the budget in the State Legislature. In response, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

December 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) authored this year, the following are taking effect on January 1:
 

December 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced that she will continue as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee under the leadership of new Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León. De León just announced his committee chair appointments today.
 

December 16, 2014

CAMARILLO – Tomorrow, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will tour the Camarillo Springs neighborhood devastated by storms and recent mudslides.
 
“I want to be able to see the area first-hand and get a better sense of what these residents are dealing with,” Jackson said. “Should there be a need for additional resources to assist these folks and the clean-up effort, I want to be able to go back to Sacramento with the knowledge I need to be the best advocate I can for them.”
 

December 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been named a 2014 Leo P. Burke Legislator of the Year by the American Legion, Department of California, for her work authoring a bill to ensure that eligible veterans going through the justice system are steered to Veterans Treatment Courts.
 
Jackson was chosen for the designation for her “leadership, support and dedication to the veterans and service members of California.”
 

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