Press Releases

Jackson Urges State Lands Commission To Terminate Rincon Island Oil and Gas Leases

August 09, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has sent a letter to the State Lands Commission, urging them to terminate the leases held by an oil company with old and poorly maintained wells and equipment on Rincon Island in Ventura County.

Jackson To Present Audit Request on Commission on Judicial Performance on August 10

August 05, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance, the independent state agency that investigates complaints and disciplines judges. She will present the request before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on August 10.

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Modernize Laws To Reflect Marriage Equality

July 05, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to modernize language in more than a dozen sections of California law to reflect the fact that same-sex couples can now marry was recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

Senators React to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Shutdown Announcement

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statements on the announcement by Pacific Gas & Electric, the country’s second largest utility, to shut down its Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant located near San Luis Obispo by 2024.

California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles):

Jackson Bill To Update Laws To Reflect Marriage Equality Heads to the Governor

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to modernize language in more than a dozen sections of California law to reflect the fact that same-sex couples can now marry passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote today and is now headed to the Governor for his signature. The vote was 33-0.

Jackson Honors La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth and Family Center as Her Non-Profit of the Year

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) honored La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth and Family Center as her 2016 Non-Profit of the Year in the first annual California Nonprofits Day today in Sacramento.

Jackson Bill To Strengthen Job-Protected Bonding Time for New Parents Passes Off Senate Floor

June 01, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As momentum grows for stronger family leave policies across the country, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to guarantee job-protected leave for new parents who work for smaller companies passed off the Senate floor. The vote was 22-14.

The bill now heads to State Assembly.

Jackson Bill To Clean Up Beaches by Plugging Old, Leaking Oil Wells Passes Off Senate Floor

June 01, 2016

SB 900 Would Ensure Leaking Well at Summerland Beach Is Capped ‘Once and For All’ and that Old Wells Are Monitored

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, 32-5 vote. The bill now heads to State Assembly.

Jackson Issues Statement on Anniversary of Refugio Oil Spill

May 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – It’s been a year since a ruptured pipeline spilled nearly 143,000 gallons of crude oil onto land and into the ocean at Refugio State Beach. Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement in recognition of that day:

“The Refugio Oil Spill was devastating, killing more than 200 birds and nearly 100 marine mammals and costing millions of dollars to our local economy. Key questions remain unanswered about the full extent of damage to our environment, ocean waters and marine life.

Jackson Commends Action Being Taken Against Plains All American Pipeline

May 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Today, Attorney General Kamala Harris and Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced that Plains All American Pipeline has been indicted on criminal charges related to the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County. In response, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

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