Press Releases

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO – While the Trump Administration works to roll back Obama-era efforts protecting students from sex discrimination and sexual assault on campuses under Title IX, the California legislature passed SB 169, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will codify these civil rights protections into state law. The bill passed the Assembly on a bipartisan 61-12 vote.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for a concurrent vote this week.

September 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO - SB 63, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, passed the Assembly floor today on a 51-15 vote.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence.

September 08, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, two key coastal protection bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), SB 44 (Coastal Oil Wells) and SB 290 (Marine Entanglement), passed the Assembly floor with a 76-0 vote and 60-15 vote, respectively.

September 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement this morning by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration would be rolling back Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statements:

September 05, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Introduced in response to threats by the Trump Administration, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to protect scientists and scientific research from censorship or destruction passed off the Assembly floor today on a 59-13 vote.

Senate Bill 51, known as the Whistleblower and Public Data Protection Act, now heads back to the Senate for a final vote.

August 28, 2017

SACRAMENTOState Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women, Work and Families, will hold a hearing tomorrow titled: “A Seat at the Table: Why More Women on Corporate Boards Protects Workers, Families, Retirees and Shareholders,” from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in California State Capitol Room 2040.

August 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, will hold an informational hearing tomorrow titled: “California’s Next Mega-Quake: Assessing the State’s Preparedness and Response Strategy,” in the State Capitol, Room 3191, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

August 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced she will be introducing legislation to prohibit sexual harassment in the venture capital industry. Jackson will be amending a prior bill to address this issue, SB 224, once the California Legislature returns from its summer recess on August 21.

August 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will hold a media call at 10:30 a.m. PST tomorrow to announce plans to introduce a bill that will address a timely issue facing women in the high-tech industry. Further details will be unveiled during the press call.

Jackson will be joined by Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, a national civil rights organization dedicated to gender and economic justice for women and girls.

August 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that clarifies that military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders associated with their service in the military are eligible for pretrial diversion programs for misdemeanor DUIs, thus ensuring that these veterans get the help they need sooner and more effectively.