Press Releases

July 18, 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. The hearing is the first of a two-part series on mega-quakes – infrequent, large-magnitude earthquakes -- as well as state, regional, and local efforts to prepare and respond to such a quake.

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO - A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that women and girls continue to have an equal opportunity for success in academics and athletics, and can pursue an education in an environment safe from sexual harassment and sexual violence passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with a bipartisan vote of 11-2.

The bill now heads to Assembly Appropriations Committee.

July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In response to President Trump’s recent executive order opening the door to expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters off the California coast, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit new pipelines or other infrastructure needed to support new federal oil and gas development passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee today. The vote was 6-3.

June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor the Environmental Defense Center as her 2017 Non-profit of the Year in the second annual California Nonprofits Day in Sacramento today.

June 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As the White House and Republican Congress continue to threaten federal funding for family planning services in their latest healthcare proposal, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to create a specialized pro-choice license plate with proceeds benefiting reproductive healthcare in California has passed the Assembly Transportation Committee. The vote was 11-3.

June 22, 2017

SB 55 seeks to build on an existing program created by Jackson legislation to prevent childhood obesity

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to extend a program that encourages healthy eating and exercise in California’s after school programs passed out of the Assembly Education Committee on a bipartisan vote and now heads to Senate Appropriations Committee. The vote was 6-0.

June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislature passed the 2017-18 state budget. The budget now heads to the Governor for his signature. In response, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

“Today, we passed a budget that is balanced, fiscally sound, and wisely adds to our reserves, while reflecting the values of the people of California at a time when our priorities and policies risk being dismantled by Washington.

June 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) praised the recent decision by the California Energy Commission to allow the California Independent System Operator (CalISO) to study the feasibility of clean energy alternatives to the proposed Puente Power Project in Oxnard.

The proposed natural gas plant is slated for construction on the coast in Oxnard, a community of color already disproportionately impacted by pollution and power plant construction. 

June 05, 2017

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has chosen Ventura-based small business Ohana Pet Hospital as her 2017 Small Business of the Year.

Ohana Pet Hospital is a veterinary hospital that specializes in medical, surgical, dental and wellness health care for dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, and select reptiles. They also provide preventative care such as physical examinations, behavioral and nutritional services. In the community, Ohana provides free physical exams to local animal shelters.

May 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Just a few months after erosion exposed eight abandoned oil wells along Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, two of them visibly leaking oil, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned wells has passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 31-5.