Press Releases

October 02, 2017

SACRAMENTO- In the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville earlier this year that killed one person and injured dozens of others, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing tomorrow that examines the rise in hate speech and hate groups, as well as how to prevent violence while preserving the right to free speech.

September 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Thirty members of California’s Congressional Delegation have issued a letter urging Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 169, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would codify federal Title IX civil rights protections in state law. (A copy of the complete letter is attached.)

September 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement this morning by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration made the decision to rescind Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement:

September 13, 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 Senate floor today with a 25-13 vote.

The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

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.

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