Press Releases

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to require gender diversity on corporate boards passed the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee today on a 5 to 1 vote.

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara)’s legislation to block the Trump Administration from expanding federal oil drilling off the California coast passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee last night on a 6 to 2 vote. Senate Bill 834 will ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure needed to support new federal oil development cannot be built in California waters, effectively halting such expanded drilling efforts.

April 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – As more people come forward with their experiences of being sexually harassed by colleagues and bosses, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to fight sexual harassment in the workplace passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations committee today on a 4 to 1 vote. Senate Bill 1300 closes loopholes in law that discourage or prevent victims from speaking out, allow employers to avoid sexual harassment and discrimination laws, and leave employees vulnerable to sexual harassment at work.

April 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Equal Pay Day, the day that represents how far into the next year women must work to earn what men did in the prior year, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced legislation that will shed light on what larger companies are paying their employees – giving businesses a chance to self-examine their pay practices while providing California an opportunity to monitor the progress toward equal pay.

April 04, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be recognized as the AMVETS 2017 Legislator of the Year today for her work supporting veterans in the criminal justice system. Her SB 725 (pre-trial diversion) was one of AMVETS’s top priority bills last year.

March 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, on what would have been Cesar Chavez’s 91st birthday, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement honoring the labor organizer for his contributions to social justice:

“Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers everywhere. His commitment to social justice remains an inspiration to us all and serves as a reminder that we must continue to protect the rights of all Californians.

March 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO —Following the most destructive wildfire season in California history, Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) will convene a joint informational hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 on the affordability and availability of homeowners’ insurance amid the growing threat of increasingly catastrophic wildfires. An agenda and background paper are available on the Joint Committee on Emergency Management’s website.

March 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) legislation to ensure students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online passed the Senate Education Committee today. The vote was 4-2.

March 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement in advance of the thousands of students and educators expected to participate in the National School Walkout today in California and across the country to protest the federal and Congressional inaction on gun violence:

March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO –On the heels of the #wesaidenough and #metoo movements, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced wide-ranging legislation to close loopholes in law that discourage or prevent victims from speaking out, allow employers to avoid sexual harassment and discrimination laws, and leave employees vulnerable to sexual harassment at work. The legislation will be announced at an 11:30 a.m. press conference today on the South Steps of the Capitol with members of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and women’s advocates.

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