Press Releases

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.

January 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just been elected vice-chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

January 07, 2013

SACRAMENTO – As the legislative session begins in Sacramento this week, newly elected State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced that she has been named a member of key Senate policy committees responsible for budget, education, environmental and other important policy decisions.

December 27, 2012

VENTURA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and the California Highway Patrol will hold press conferences on Monday in Ventura and Santa Maria to urge motorists to drive safely, designate a non-drinking driver, and obey traffic laws over the New Year’s holiday.

December 18, 2012

Santa Barbara -- Today, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement on the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

December 04, 2012

(Sacramento) Yesterday, December 3, local educator and former Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) was sworn in as the new Senator from the 19th Senate District by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.  The new Senate District 19 incorporates Santa Barbara County and portions of Ventura County, including Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Camarillo.