Press Releases

March 17, 2014

VENTURA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) will host a workshop next week on the new California Competes Tax Credit.

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room of Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Ventura.

March 06, 2014

SACRAMENTO – To address a growing problem of prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings, and traces of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to create a statewide program to dispose of leftover prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

February 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill that prohibits forced or coerced sterilizations in prisons.
 
Senate Bill 1135 is in response to media reports last year of unlawful and coercive sterilization of female inmates at the Central California Women’s Facility and Valley State Prison for Women that were occurring as late as 2010.
 

February 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to provide job training grants for California’s long-term unemployed.
 
Senate Bill 1028 requires that at least 2,500 Cal Grant C awards – two-year awards devoted to vocational training – be set aside annually for those who have not worked for more than six months or more. Priority will be given to those seeking job training in growing industries with a high demand for workers and higher wages, such as healthcare, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing.
 

February 07, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to help prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity in after school programs.
 
Senate Bill 949 establishes the California Distinguished After School Health (DASH) recognition program. It proposes standards for physical activity, “screen time,” and the serving of fruits and vegetables for after school programs. After school programs that meet these proposed requirements will be awarded a special “DASH” certification.
 

February 04, 2014

SANTA MARIA –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a Town Hall forum Saturday in Santa Maria to help explain how federal health care reform will affect North County residents.

It will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the UDW Hall, 402 South Miller Street, Santa Maria.

Representatives from Vision y Compromiso/Promotoras, who are doing outreach for Covered California, will also be on hand to answer questions about new health care plan options and certified specialists will help enroll people in health insurance.

January 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to protect consumer privacy when making certain online purchases passed off the Senate Floor today and is now headed to the State Assembly. The vote was 21-13.

Senate Bill 383 protects consumer privacy when customers are using a credit card to purchase songs, movies, apps, ebooks and other content that is downloaded online.

January 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D - Santa Barbara) that would allow voter pre-registration beginning at age 16 passed off the Senate floor today and is now headed to the State Assembly. The vote was 24-8.

January 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced the recent formation of the Select Committee on Passenger Rail, and that she will be the select committee’s chair.

“Passenger rail reduces congestion and vehicle emissions and helps us move people and goods efficiently, “ Jackson said. “With a select committee like this, I’m hoping we can help give existing and future passenger and commuter rail projects the policy attention and priority they deserve.”

January 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced that she has been named chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
 
“I’m extremely honored to be named to chair this important committee,” Jackson said. “One of my priorities is going to be ensuring that all Californians have access to justice in the wake of budget cuts that have decimated our court system.  An effective and efficient judicial branch is absolutely critical to a functioning democracy.”
 

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