Press Releases

March 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Inspired by Rona Barrett’s efforts building the Golden Inn and Village, a housing project for low-income seniors in Solvang in Santa Barbara County, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to encourage the building of similar affordable housing projects for seniors statewide.

March 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to support emergency response teams that rescue whales, sea turtles and other marine mammals that have become entangled in fishing gear or stranded on the coast.

March 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As momentum continues to grow nationwide for stronger family leave policies, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that more Californians can take leave to care for a newborn without the fear of losing their jobs has passed out of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. The vote was 4-1.

The bill now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

March 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Just a few weeks 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 out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. The vote was 8-0.

March 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Concerned about the recent proliferation of fake news during the Presidential election, and a lack of civility that has pervaded discussions online, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced legislation to ensure that students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online.

March 08, 2017

SANTA BARBARA AND OXNARD – To commemorate Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor eight women from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as the 19th Senate District’s 2017 ‘Women of the Year’ in separate ceremonies in each county. 

The women, chosen for their contributions to their communities, will be recognized at events held on March 10 and March 23. Female elected officials have been invited to attend Women of the Year events in their respective counties.

February 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With reproductive rights and funding being threatened by the Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to create a specialized reproductive freedom license plate, with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services in California.

Senate Bill 309 would require that the Department of Motor Vehicles issue a specialized license plate with a “California Trusts Women” theme once 7,500 Californians order them.

February 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just been reappointed chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, a bicameral committee that provides oversight of state disaster planning, response and recovery, by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

February 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As the California Energy Commission undertakes multiple days of hearings in Oxnard regarding the proposed Puente Power Project, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), and Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) have released the following statements urging commissioners to pause and reevaluate the need for the plant in light of ongoing environmental and environmental justice concerns, as well as emerging questions raised by the community and a

January 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will join the Women’s March in Los Angeles tomorrow and speak at a rally held at Los Angeles City Hall.