Press Releases

Jackson's Equal Pay Bill Passes Unanimously Off Senate Floor

May 26, 2015

Bill Now Has Support of the California Chamber of Commerce

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed off the Senate floor on a unanimous, bipartisan vote today. The vote was 38-0.

Jackson Issues Statement on Oil Spill off of Santa Barbara County Coastline

May 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement on the oil spill off of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County:

As One-Year Anniversary of Isla Vista Rampage Approaches, Jackson Bill to Prevent Gun Violence Moves through the Legislature

May 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO – As the community prepares to mark the one-year anniversary of the Isla Vista rampage this Saturday, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to expand the list of misdemeanors that carry a 10-year ban on firearm possession and purchases is making its way through the Legislature.

Women's Caucus Leaders on May Revise: Childcare Keeps Children Learning, Parents Working

May 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), vice-chair, released the following statement in continued support of additional funding for state childcare programs in this year’s state budget.

Jackson Bill To Prohibit Drones From Invading Our Privacy and Private Property Passes Off Senate Floor

May 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would prohibit drones from trespassing on private property without the owner’s permission and invading Californians’ privacy just passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote. The vote was 24-9.
 

Jackson's Equal Pay Bill Passes Out of Committee

April 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed out of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee today. The vote was 4-0.

Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, would ensure that women are paid equally for work that is comparable or substantially similar to the work of their male colleagues, and do not face retaliation if they discuss or ask about pay at work. If signed into law, it would be the strongest equal pay law in the nation.

Jackson Bill To Update Laws To Reflect Marriage Equality Passes Off Senate Floor

April 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to modernize language in 18 sections of California law to reflect the fact that same-sex couples can now marry passed off the Senate floor on a bipartisan vote today. The vote was 35-2.

Senate Bill 414 changes various code sections in California law mentioning a “husband” and “wife” to the gender-neutral term “spouse” to reflect the fact that same-sex couples can now legally marry in California. 

Legislation To Prevent Sexual Assault Passes Out of the Education Committee

April 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California students are closer to receiving increased education and awareness regarding sexual assault and healthy relationships after the Senate Education Committee passed Senate Bill 695 on a bipartisan, 8-0 vote today. Under the legislation, health courses, which are a condition of graduation for a majority of California high school students, will include instruction on affirmative consent, sexual harassment, assault, violence, and the importance of developing positive, healthy relationships.

Jackson Calls Equal Pay for Women an Issue of 'Basic Fairness' That Affects Families and State

April 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today is Equal Pay Day, the day that represents how far into the year the average female employee must work to earn what her male counterpart did in the previous year. Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and the author of Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, released the following statement:

Jackson Bill Would Provide Job Protection for Paid Family Leave

April 07, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Continuing her work to strengthen California’s landmark Paid Family Leave Program, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) recently introduced a bill to give more employees job protection while caring for a new child or a seriously ill family member.

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