Press Releases

Women's Caucus Announces Priority Legislation and Budget Action to Fix Outdated Infrastructure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

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).