Press Releases

August 22, 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.

August 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced she will be introducing legislation to prohibit sexual harassment in the venture capital industry. Jackson will be amending a prior bill to address this issue, SB 224, once the California Legislature returns from its summer recess on August 21.

August 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will hold a media call at 10:30 a.m. PST tomorrow to announce plans to introduce a bill that will address a timely issue facing women in the high-tech industry. Further details will be unveiled during the press call.

Jackson will be joined by Noreen Farrell, executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, a national civil rights organization dedicated to gender and economic justice for women and girls.

August 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that clarifies that military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders associated with their service in the military are eligible for pretrial diversion programs for misdemeanor DUIs, thus ensuring that these veterans get the help they need sooner and more effectively.

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.

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