Press Releases

September 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help expedite the environmental review process under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California’s landmark law for evaluating and mitigating the environmental impacts of development projects.

August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill to provide job-protected new parent leave for up to 2.7 million more Californians has passed off the Senate floor and is now headed to the Governor’s desk. The vote was 24-12.

August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As momentum grows for stronger family leave policies across the nation, a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill to provide job-protected new parent leave for up to 2.7 million more Californians has passed off the Assembly floor on a bipartisan 52-19 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate for a final vote.

August 26, 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.

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill jointly authored by Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure autopsies are conducted only by licensed physicians and forensic autopsy reports are accurate and unbiased passed off the Senate floor today on a 38-1 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

Jackson is jointly authoring SB 1189 following the discovery in 2015 that a number of autopsies were done at the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office by non-physicians while the then-Medical Examiner, Dr. Jon Smith, was on vacation.

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Following the success of many U.S. women in the Rio Olympics, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that students and schools are aware of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, the landmark federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education, passed off the Assembly floor today on bipartisan, 60-0 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

August 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help disabled veterans who are transitioning from military service into a new career working in California’s public schools passed off the Assembly floor today on a bipartisan, 65-0 vote and is now headed to the Governor.

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.

August 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill to give job-protected new parent leave to more Californians is being resuscitated in the final weeks of the legislative session with the help of Assembly and Senate leadership.

August 09, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has sent a letter to the State Lands Commission, urging them to terminate the leases held by an oil company with old and poorly maintained wells and equipment on Rincon Island in Ventura County.

August 05, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance, the independent state agency that investigates complaints and disciplines judges. She will present the request before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on August 10.

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