Press Releases

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Support 'Wounded Warriors'

October 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help wounded veterans transition from military service to the state workforce has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

Senate Bill 221, the California Wounded Warriors Transitional Leave Act, will give new state employees who are disabled veterans up to 96 hours of sick leave during their first year in the state workforce to attend medical and VA appointments during work hours without having to take unpaid leave.

Governor Signs Jackson Refugio Oil Spill and Climate Change Legislation

October 08, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that arose in response to this year’s Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County have just been signed by Governor Jerry Brown. They would require more frequent oil pipeline inspections and improve oil spill response.

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Close the Wage Gap Women Face at Work

October 07, 2015

SB 358 Will Be the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation and Could Serve as a Template for Other States to Follow

RICHMOND – Today, in a ceremony held at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park, flanked by women and girls of all ages, as well as other legislators and supporters, Governor Jerry Brown signed the strongest equal pay law in the country, Senate Bill 358 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).

Jackson Issues Statement on Arson Attack on Planned Parenthood in Thousand Oaks

October 01, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement today on an arson attack on a Planned Parenthood facility in Thousand Oaks:

Jackson Heads to Washington, D.C. to Share Equal Pay Bill Expertise with Lawmakers from around the Country

September 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is headed to the nation’s capital this week to meet President Obama and speak to a conference of legislators from around the country about her experience authoring Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, to close the wage gap women face at work. She will attend and speak about her bill at the State Innovation Exchange conference in Washington, D.C.

Jackson Bill to Provide Job Protection for More Californians Taking Family Leave Heads to the Governor

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen job protections for Californians utilizing their Paid Family Leave benefits passed out of the Legislature today. The bill now heads to the Governor.

The vote on the Assembly floor this evening was 41-29. The vote on the Senate floor was 23-16.

Jackson's Refugio Oil Spill Legislation Heads to the Governor

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) in response to this year’s Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County passed out of the Legislature and are on their way to the Governor’s desk.

Jackson’s Senate Bill 295 requires annual oil pipeline inspections by the State Fire Marshal. Previously, pipeline inspections had been done every two or more years. The bill passed off the Senate floor this week on bipartisan, 27-9 vote.

Jackson Bill to Support 'Wounded Warriors' in the State Workforce Heads to the Governor

September 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help wounded veterans transition from military service to the state workforce passed out of the State Senate recently on a unanimous, bipartisan, 38-0 vote and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

 

Jackson Bill To Support Wounded Warriors in the State Workforce Heads to the Governor

September 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help wounded veterans transition from military service to the state workforce passed out of the State Senate recently on a unanimous, bipartisan, 38-0 vote and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
 
Senate Bill 221, the California Wounded Warriors Transitional Leave Act, will give new state employees who are disabled veterans up to 96 hours of sick leave during their first year in the state workforce to attend medical and VA appointments during work hours without having to take unpaid leave.

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Allow Community Colleges to Discipline Students for Off-Campus Sexual Assault

September 01, 2015

SACRAMENTO –A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to allow community colleges to discipline students for sexual assault violations even if they occur off-campus was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.

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