Press Releases

April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to combat tobacco waste by establishing a comprehensive tobacco waste reduction program passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today on a 5 to 1 vote. Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on beaches and roadsides, amounting to over a third of total waste found during coastal cleanup events.

April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Building on Governor Gavin Newsom’s commitment to expand paid family leave, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) legislation to strengthen California’s family leave laws and ensure that more employees who pay into the Paid Family Leave Program can use it without losing their jobs, passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee on a 4 to 1 vote today. The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

April 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO –As California prepares for the next catastrophic wildfire season, legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen local planning requirements in high fire hazard areas and encourage local governments to pursue more fire-resistant and home hardening strategies in their communities passed the Senate Housing Committee last night. The vote was 8 to 3.

April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prepare for California’s rapidly growing population of aging adults and protect them from dangerous and often deadly falls passed key committees today. Senate Bill 228 to develop a Master Plan for Aging Californians passed the Senate Human Services Committee and Senate Bill 280 to protect aging and disabled adults from falls passed the Senate Housing Committee.

April 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined educators today to unveil her Senate Bill 468, which requires evaluation of certain California tax credits and exemptions for their effectiveness as well as economic, social or any other benefits to the state.

April 15, 2019

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and California educators will hold a media call at 11 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss her Senate Bill 468, which will bring transparency and accountability to California’s tax incentive process by creating a mechanism for review of some of California’s most costly tax expenditures.

April 01, 2019

SACRAMENTO –On Equal Pay Day April 2, the day that represents how far into the next year women must work to earn what men did in the prior year, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to require California’s larger employers to report salary data to the state will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

March 11, 2019

SACRAMENTOSenators Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) will convene a joint informational hearing of the State Senate Committees on Judiciary and Environmental Quality on Tuesday, March 12 for an evidence-based look at the state’s landmark environmental protection law and its important role in housing and other development.

March 04, 2019

SACRAMENTO– As California prepares to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will convene a State Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing to examine the current state of data privacy, the California Consumer Privacy Act’s provisions, and what other steps may be needed to further protect our privacy rights.

WHAT:             Senate Committee on Judiciary Hearing The State of Data Privacy Protection: Exploring the California Consumer Privacy Act and its European Counterpart

March 04, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In commemoration of Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor California State University Channel Islands President Erika D. Beck today as Senate District 19 Woman of the Year. President Beck will be honored as part of a Senate and Assembly-wide celebration of remarkable women during Floor session.