Press Releases

April 25, 2013

SANTA BARBARA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), the author of a bill requiring drug manufacturers to develop a plan for the safe disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs, will be safely disposing of her own unused medications on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

April 24, 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 out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee yesterday. The vote was 7-3.

April 08, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill that will require a detailed report outlining the costs of operating a nuclear powerplant.

March 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The life of civil rights leader and labor organizer Cesar Chávez will be celebrated on Sunday, March 31st. In honor of that day, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released this statement:

“As we approach what would have been his 86th birthday, we remember the extraordinary life of Cesar Chávez. 

March 20, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to help prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity in child care and after school programs.

Senate Bill 464, the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Act, proposes standards for physical activity, “screen time,” and the serving of fruits and vegetables for certain licensed infant care, early childhood education programs, and after school programs.

February 25, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- Two Central Coast legislators have introduced bills to protect the drinking water supply and bring more regulation and oversight to the oil and gas extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

February 20, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to protect domestic violence survivors from losing their jobs or being discriminated against at work.

January 17, 2013

SACRAMENTO –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill that would allow 15-year-olds to pre-register to vote.

Senate Bill 113 does not change the voting age. But it would allow a person to fill out the necessary forms to become pre-registered beginning at 15, an age when young people typically head to the DMV to get their instructional permit or driver’s license. Since 1995, the federal Motor Voter Law has allowed voter registration when applying for a driver’s license.

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