Press Releases

Jackson To Introduce Legislation to Ban 'Ex Parte' Communications with Coastal Commissioners

March 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – In response to the controversial firing of the Coastal Commission’s executive director last month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is introducing legislation to prohibit private, off-the-record communications with Coastal Commissioners that could influence decision-making.

California Launches Program Created By Jackson Bill To Encourage Healthy Eating And Exercise After School

March 07, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As a result of a law authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), California has just launched the state’s first recognition program to encourage healthy eating and exercise in after school programs.

Jackson Introduces Bill to Help Disabled Veterans Who Work in California Schools

February 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Continuing her work to support California’s military veterans, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to help disabled veterans who are transitioning from military service into a second career working in California’s public schools.

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.

Women's Caucus Announces Priority Legislation and Budget Action to Fix Outdated Infrastructure

February 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Last year, the Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus helped advance the nation’s strongest equal pay law for women, positioning California as a leader in the fight to improve the economic lives of women and families.

This year, the Democratic women members are back with a package of policy and budget priorities to further advance the lives of women and their families, the structures that support the California workforce and the economic future of the state.

Legislators Send Letter to the Governor Urging Support for Coastal Commission Executive Director

February 03, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sixteen legislators have signed and sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, expressing their support for Dr. Charles Lester, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, and underscoring the continued importance of protecting California’s coast with an independent Coastal Commission.

Jackson to Host 'Senior Scam Stopper' Seminar in Spanish on Thursday in Santa Barbara

February 03, 2016

English Translation To Be Provided

SANTA BARBARA – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a free seminar on Thursday, February 4 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara to provide information to Spanish-speaking seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. The City of Santa Barbara and the California Contractors State License Board are co-hosting the seminar, with support from local organizations, the Community Action Commission and the Latino Elder Outreach Network.

Jackson Introduces Legislation to Clean up Beaches by Plugging Old, Leaking Oil Wells

January 25, 2016

SB 900 Would Ensure Leaking Well at Summerland Beach Is Capped ‘Once and For All’ and that Old Wells Are Monitored

SACRAMENTO – Following a year marked by beach closures and health warnings at a Santa Barbara County beach sullied by leaking crude oil, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells.

Jackson Introduces Legislation to Protect Californians from Unsafe Drone Use

January 13, 2016

Bill would limit drone use over critical infrastructure, private property, and state parks

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to set comprehensive limits around the use of drones near critical infrastructure such as bridges and power plants as well as in state parks and wildlife refuges, on private property, and around the State Capitol.

Jackson Bills, Including Nation's Strongest Equal Pay Legislation, to Become Law on January 1

December 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) this year, the following will take effect on January 1: