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March 28, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies would have to pay for the disposal of all unused medicines sold in California under a state bill modeled after an Alameda County program.

The legislation is attempting to curb problems such as prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings by requiring drug manufacturers to create, carry out and pay for a statewide disposal program for unused and expired medications.

February 27, 2014

Sexual assault has “reached, frankly, a fever pitch in our universities” across the U.S., California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson told Newsweek. “There’s been this trivializing culture around rape that ignores the victim and protects the perpetrator.”

Jackson, along with State Senator Kevin De León, introduced legislation intended to create minimum standards for sexual assault policies across all California universities and colleges, public and private.

February 12, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A new bill was introduced this week by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) calls for a cultural change on college campuses when it comes to rape and sexual assault.

Senate Bill 967 is authored by Jackson and Sen. Kevin de León of East Los Angeles. It would require California colleges and universities to address campus sexual violence by requiring them to adopt consistent sexual assault polices and protocols that focus on the victim.

January 30, 2014

Preparing young Californians for their future civic duty as voters makes good sense. It’s one way to increase voter participation and understanding of our democratic system of self-government.

With an eye toward helping teens get in gear as voters, this week the California state Senate passed a bill to let them pre-register as voters at age 16.

January 24, 2014

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, has been named chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, her office announced Wednesday.

January 20, 2014

A number of local politicians and officials were on hand for the march, including state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who said it is important for those who were alive when King, who was assassinated on April 4 1968, was spreading his message of nonviolence to pass those ideals down to the next generation.
“Dr. King caused us to rise to a higher level. There are not many who remember him and what an inspiration he was,” Jackson said.

December 29, 2013

by Hannah-Beth Jackson

November 05, 2013

While Congress Stalls, the Golden State Moves Forward
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
By State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

October 14, 2013

After Carie Charlesworth was dismissed from her teaching job due to security concerns about her estranged husband, the California mother championed legislation to make sure no one would ever have the same experience.

On Friday, she got her wish when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure into law to protect victims of domestic violence from losing their jobs and workplace discrimination.

October 11, 2013

Employers will be prohibited from discriminating against victims of domestic violence and will be required to make reasonable accommodations in the workplace to accommodate their security needs, under a bill signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

SB 400 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, will bar employers from terminating or taking adverse actions against a worker based on his or her status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.