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Jackson's Bill to Close the Wage Gap Women Face at Work Heads to the Governor

September 01, 2015

SB 358 Will Be the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation; Governor’s Office Has Already Indicated Support for the Bill 

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature today, passing off the Senate floor on a bipartisan, 39-0 vote. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk just a few days after his office took the unusual step of announcing the Governor’s support for the bill on Twitter.  

Jackson Bill to Close the Wage Gap Women Face at Work Passes off Assembly Floor

August 28, 2015

SB 358 Would Be the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation; CA Women Make 84 Cents to Every Dollar a Man Earns

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed off the Assembly floor today on a bipartisan, 76-2 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate for a final vote before heading to the Governor’s desk.

Jackson Bill to Prohibit Drones from Invading Our Privacy and Private Property Heads to the Governor

August 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit drones from trespassing on private property without the owner’s permission and invading Californians’ privacy passed off the Senate floor today. The vote was 21-10. The bill passed off the Assembly floor earlier this week on a bipartisan, 56-13 vote.

Senate Bill 142 now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

Jackson Bill to Permit Community Colleges to Discipline Students for Off-Campus Sexual Assault Heads to the Governor

August 17, 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 passed off the Assembly floor today on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 63-0.

The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

Joint Oversight Hearing Tuesday on Drones and Emergencies

August 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a joint oversight hearing on Tuesday, August 18 that delves into the risks and benefits of drone use during fires, medical emergencies and other emergency response situations. The hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. in room 444 of the State Capitol.

On Monday, Jackson to be Joined by Local Leaders, Environmentalists and Business Community to Urge Ban on New Offshore Drilling #nodrillnospill

August 07, 2015

SANTA BARBARA – On Monday at 10 a.m. – just days after estimates of the magnitude of the recent Refugio Oil Spill were revised upwards – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be joined by local leaders, environmentalists and members of the business community to urge a ban on new offshore oil drilling in an area of the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge.

Jackson To Host 'Senior Scam Stopper Seminar' on Aug. 6 in Camarillo

July 31, 2015

CAMARILLO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a free seminar on Thursday, August 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to provide information to seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. The City of Camarillo and the California Contractors State License Board are co-hosting the seminar.

Jackson, Women's Caucus Chair, Issues Statement on Planned Parenthood Attacks

July 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, released the following statement today on the recent attacks and harassment directed at Planned Parenthood:

Jackson to Host Public Office Hours and Business Tax Credit Workshop in Santa Paula on July 23

July 17, 2015

SANTA PAULA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be hosting two events on Thursday, July 23 in Santa Paula.

Refugio Oil Spill Legislation Advances

July 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Just days before Refugio State Beach is expected to re-open following a devastating oil spill, two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) in response to the spill passed out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. The bills would increase and improve oil pipeline inspections and make oil spill response faster and more effective.

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