Press Releases

October 31, 2013

SANTA BARBARA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is pleased to announce that as a result of discussions she’s had with the Department of Industrial Relations, a workers’ compensation office will remain open and staffed up to four days a week in Santa Barbara County.

While details are still being worked out, a Division of Workers’ Compensation satellite office is expected to open up in the city of Santa Barbara at 411 East Canon Perdido by the end of December. The office space is expected to be less costly than the space currently being leased in Goleta.

October 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has a signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that protects domestic violence victims from losing their jobs or being discriminated against at work.

September 30, 2013

SANTA BARBARA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) invites the public to join her at an open house at her new Santa Barbara office on Tuesday, October 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The public will have an opportunity to meet Jackson and her staff, learn more about the services and assistance her office can provide to constituents, and learn about the recent legislative session and bills authored by Jackson that have just been signed into law.

The Santa Barbara District Office is located at 222 E. Carrillo, Suite 309, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

September 26, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prevent lawsuits and give mobile home residents a voice when their mobile home park is being subdivided and sold.

Existing law allows mobile home park owners to subdivide and sell the individual lots on which homes are placed. This is commonly referred to as a “condo conversion.” But without clarity in current law, condo conversions have commonly left mobile home park residents without a say in the process and cities confused about how to proceed.

September 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed Senate Bill 770 by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen California’s Paid Family Leave Program by allowing workers to receive benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and in-laws.

September 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Working collaboratively and across partisan lines in the final days of the state legislative session, three Ventura County area legislators pushed through legislation to help deliver $2 million in emergency funding for erosion control along Hueneme Beach in the City of Port Hueneme.

September 12, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prevent employers from firing or discriminating against an employee who has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking has passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. The vote was 35-1.

September 06, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen California’s Paid Family Leave Program by allowing workers to receive benefits while caring for seriously ill grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, and in-laws passed off the Senate floor today and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown for approval. The vote was 25-11.

September 06, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prevent lawsuits and give mobile home owners more of a say when their mobile home park is being subdivided and sold passed off the Assembly floor on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 41-23.

The bill now heads to the Senate floor.

August 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO – In response to the revelation that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is taking place off the California coast, and the Santa Barbara County coastline in particular, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has written a letter to the California Coastal Commission, asking it to take an active role in reviewing—and potentially blocking – federally issued permits for offshore fracking.

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