Press Releases

March 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) announced today that improved passenger rail service is expected to begin running in the Spring of 2016 during morning and evening commute hours in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

March 16, 2015

OXNARD – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is partnering with La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth & Family Center to host an informational workshop on the new AB 60 driver’s license law on Thursday in Oxnard.

The workshop will take place Thursday, March 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 144 South C St., Oxnard.

March 11, 2015

Legislation Would Protect Drinking and Irrigation Water During California’s Historic Drought

SACRAMENTO – The day after a Senate oversight hearing highlighted the failures of the state’s regulators to protect groundwater from potential contamination from oil and gas production wastewater, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) announced legislation to reform California’s primary oil regulatory agency.

March 02, 2015

VENTURA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a workshop on Friday, March 6 to help members of the business community understand the process for applying for income tax credits so they can locate, stay and grow in our communities.

The workshop, also hosted by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Ventura College Wright Event Center, 4667 Telegraph Rd., Ventura.

February 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus today announced plans for legislation to address the wage gap that women face at work. Today, the chair of the Women’s Caucus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, which will strengthen California’s equal pay laws to ensure that women are paid equally for work that is comparable to their male colleagues and do not face retaliation if they discuss or ask about pay at work.

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.