Press Releases

May 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As California lawmakers consider difficult cuts to address the $54 billion budget deficit resulting from the coronavirus, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 956 to bring oversight and accountability to billions of dollars in certain corporate and other tax breaks passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today on a 4 to 2 vote.

May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement today on Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise, his revised budget proposal:

“California is facing a very tough budget year as the result of the pandemic, and this revised budget proposal reflects this new and painful reality.

May 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As California faces another wildfire season and potential public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 1207 to require California nursing homes to have backup power for at least 96 hours during an emergency passed unanimously out of Senate Health Committee today on a 7 to 0 vote.

May 11, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As Trump Administration Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rolls back Title IX protections for student survivors of sexual assault and harassment on college campuses in federal regulations released on May 7, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), victim advocates, and civil rights lawyers urge California lawmakers to pass pending Senate Bill 493, which will ensure California schools provide a transparent and fair process for all students involved in sexual misco

May 08, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As California schools remain shut down to slow the spread of COVID-19, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced legislation today to expand job protected leave for working parents affected by school and childcare closures as a result of a declared federal, state, or local emergency.

April 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As California takes action to combat the coronavirus, in some cases through unprecedented partnerships between government and technology companies and with new and untested technologies, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California State Senate Judiciary Committee, urged Governor Newsom to do so without undermining Californians’ fundamental right to privacy.

April 15, 2020

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced today that Senate pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) appointed her to serve on the newly established Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response. The bipartisan committee of eleven senators is tasked with reviewing the state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis – what has gone right and what could be improved.

March 03, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Citing a report released by the California Secretary of State, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), author of the groundbreaking law that requires gender diversity on California’s corporate boards, applauded the more than 100 corporations that have added women to their boards since the law was enacted. According to the Secretary of State’s report, 109 corporations added women to their boards since the data was last collected in July 2019.

February 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO–As app-based transportation services such as ridesharing vehicles and electric bikes and scooters grow in popularity, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee will convene a joint informational hearing to examine what data is being collected from these apps and what is being done with it.

February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) was joined by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, business owners, and social justice advocates to call for an end to the “pink tax” in which many women’s products cost more than the same products marketed to men. Senate Bill 873 would make it illegal to charge customers different prices on the basis of gender for substantially similar goods.