Press Releases

October 01, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement today on an arson attack on a Planned Parenthood facility in Thousand Oaks:

September 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is headed to the nation’s capital this week to meet President Obama and speak to a conference of legislators from around the country about her experience authoring Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, to close the wage gap women face at work. She will attend and speak about her bill at the State Innovation Exchange conference in Washington, D.C.

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen job protections for Californians utilizing their Paid Family Leave benefits passed out of the Legislature today. The bill now heads to the Governor.

The vote on the Assembly floor this evening was 41-29. The vote on the Senate floor was 23-16.

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) in response to this year’s Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County passed out of the Legislature and are on their way to the Governor’s desk.

Jackson’s Senate Bill 295 requires annual oil pipeline inspections by the State Fire Marshal. Previously, pipeline inspections had been done every two or more years. The bill passed off the Senate floor this week on bipartisan, 27-9 vote.

September 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help wounded veterans transition from military service to the state workforce passed out of the State Senate recently on a unanimous, bipartisan, 38-0 vote and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

 

September 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help wounded veterans transition from military service to the state workforce passed out of the State Senate recently on a unanimous, bipartisan, 38-0 vote and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
 
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.

September 01, 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 was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.

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.  

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.

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.

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