On Oct. 6, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Jackson's SB 358, the California Fair Pay Act, giving California the strongest equal pay law in the country. Watch the signing ceremony here.
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, unanimous, 40-0 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.
With California at an economic crossroads, and families depending on women’s income more than ever before, the Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus announced a package of comprehensive legislation and budget action to advance the economic lives of women and the economic stability of the state.
Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus today announced plans for legislation to address the wage gap that women face at work. Today, the chair of the Women’s Caucus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, which will strengthen California’s equal pay laws to ensure that women are paid equally for work that is comparable to their male colleagues and do not face retaliation if they discuss or ask about pay at work.
On February 17, Senator Jackson chaired an oversight hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee that examined the innovative uses, legal questions, and privacy challenges created by drones.
On January 5, Governor Brown was inaugurated for an historic fourth term and outlined his priorities and vision for California in his annual State of the State address. Watch Senator Jackson's reaction to the address.
Climate Change Impacts on Critical Infrastructure: Implications for Emergency Management in California
The Jt. Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, chaired by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, held a hearing on Friday, November 7 that examined what California's state agencies and local governments are doing to prepare for the potentially serious impacts of climate change and what more needs to be done.