Press Releases

August 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ban offshore oil drilling from an area of state waters in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge stalled on the Assembly Floor this evening, effectively killing the bill for the year. The vote was 29-36.

August 26, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would allow voter pre-registration beginning at age 16 passed off the Senate floor today and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The vote was 21-12. 

August 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), introduced in the wake of the Isla Vista rampage, passed out of the Senate today on a unanimous, bipartisan vote and now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. The vote was 32-0.

Senate Bill 505 requires that local law enforcement agencies develop policies encouraging officers to conduct a search of the Department of Justice’s Automated Firearms System, California’s database of gun purchases, prior to conducting a “welfare check” on a person who is potentially a danger to themselves or others.

August 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help ensure that schools are complying with Title IX, a law prohibiting gender discrimination in school activities.

Senate Bill 1349 requires all public elementary and secondary schools that offer competitive sports to report on their website the number of boys and girls who play sports and the number of boys and girls teams by sport and competition level, to help determine if schools are complying with Title IX.

August 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to level the playing field between small-business franchisees and their large corporate owners passed out of the Senate today and is headed to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration. The vote was 23-9.

August 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement on the passage of the water bond by the State Legislature this evening: 

August 11, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help ensure that schools are complying with Title IX, a law prohibiting gender discrimination in school activities, just passed off the Senate floor with bipartisan support and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown for consideration. The vote was 28-6.

July 01, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, a law authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen California’s Paid Family Leave Program by allowing workers to receive benefits while also caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and in-laws takes effect.

June 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to ban offshore oil drilling from an area of state waters in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge. The area is designated as a Marine Protected Area because of its sensitive marine ecosystem.

June 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislature voted to pass a number of budget bills that now head to the Governor’s desk, including one to provide an additional $265 million for California’s child care and preschool programs.

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