Press Releases

Jackson Bill To Update Laws To Reflect Marriage Equality Passes Off Senate Floor

April 14, 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. The vote was 34-2.

Jackson Bill To Strengthen Job-Protected Bonding Time for New Parents Passes Out of Committee

April 14, 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 passed out of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee today. The vote was 4-1.

The bill now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

From Board Rooms to Locker Rooms, on Equal Pay Day, Work To Address the Gender Wage Gap Must Continue

April 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that represents how far into the next year women must work to earn what men did in the previous year. In recognition of this day, the leaders of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), vice-chair, released the following statement:

Jackson Bill Would Guarantee Job-Protected Bonding Time for New Parents

April 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As momentum grows for stronger family leave policies across the country, a bill is making its way through the California Legislature to strengthen leave laws for new parents.

Jackson Bill To Protect Californians from Unsafe Drone Use Passes Out of Committee

April 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) 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 airports has passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. The vote was 7-2.

On Cesar Chavez Day, Let Us Remember His Call for Economic Justice, Equality

March 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The life of civil rights leader and labor organizer César Chávez is celebrated today, on what would have been his 89th birthday. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

“As we celebrate what would have been his 89th birthday, we remember the extraordinary legacy and contributions of César Chávez to California and our nation.

Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches by Plugging Old, Leaking Oil Wells Passes Out of Committee

March 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells passed off the Senate floor today on a bipartisan, 31-5 vote.

The bill now heads to the Governor.

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.

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