Press Releases

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Following the success of many U.S. women in the Rio Olympics, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that students and schools are aware of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, the landmark federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, passed off the Assembly floor today on bipartisan, 60-0 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

August 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help disabled veterans who are transitioning from military service into a new career working in California’s public schools passed off the Assembly floor today on a bipartisan, 65-0 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

Senate Bill 1180 will give disabled veterans who are new school employees additional sick leave in their first year of employment so they can attend medical and VA appointments to treat their disability.

August 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill to give job-protected new parent leave to more Californians is being resuscitated in the final weeks of the legislative session with the help of Assembly and Senate leadership.

August 09, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has sent a letter to the State Lands Commission, urging them to terminate the leases held by an oil company with old and poorly maintained wells and equipment on Rincon Island in Ventura County.

August 05, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance, the independent state agency that investigates complaints and disciplines judges. She will present the request before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on August 10.

July 05, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to modernize language in more than a dozen sections of California law to reflect the fact that same-sex couples can now marry was recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statements on the announcement by Pacific Gas & Electric, the country’s second largest utility, to shut down its Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant located near San Luis Obispo by 2024.

California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles):

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to modernize language in more than a dozen sections of California law to reflect the fact that same-sex couples can now marry passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote today and is now headed to the Governor for his signature. The vote was 33-0.

June 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) honored La Hermandad Hank Lacayo Youth and Family Center as her 2016 Non-Profit of the Year in the first annual California Nonprofits Day today in Sacramento.

June 01, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As momentum grows for stronger family leave policies across the country, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to guarantee job-protected leave for new parents who work for smaller companies passed off the Senate floor. The vote was 22-14.

The bill now heads to State Assembly.

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