Press Releases

February 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As the Trump Administration rolls back Title IX protections, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today protecting the civil rights of California college students by requiring schools to follow specific procedures when responding to reports of sexual harassment and assault.

February 20, 2019

February 19, 2019

RE:     Support for City of Oxnard Resolution Opposing New or Expansion of Existing Offshore Oil and Gas Leases Off the Coast of Ventura County and Related Onshore Development, Fracking, and Related Techniques; And Supporting a Phase-Out of Oil and Gas Extraction and a Framework to Develop New Responsible Renewable Energy Projects

Dear Mayor Flynn and Councilmembers:

February 15, 2019

SANTA BARBARA -- CalEITC4Me, the statewide outreach campaign on the  Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), is teaming up with Santa Barbara Community College, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblymember Monique Limón and the United Way  to inform working students that they could get several hundred, even thousands, of dollars back at tax time. The Cal EITC is one of the strongest tools to fight poverty, and for the first time this year, thanks to the Legislature, the program will include working Californians who are 18-24.

February 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Recognizing that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to assist older and disabled adults with home modifications to help reduce the risk of falling and allow more Californians to age independently in their homes as long as possible.

February 07, 2019

SACRAMENTO –As California’s aging population continues to grow with significant numbers struggling to access essential care, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to develop a master plan for aging Californians.

February 01, 2019

SACRAMENTO –In the final week to submit formal comments to Trump Administration Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed changes to Title IX, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement condemning the proposed regulations as dangerous and backward. Her formal letter, submitted to the U.S.

January 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Following the deadliest and most destructive fire season in California history, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to ensure local governments address the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of all residents in their emergency preparations.

January 29, 2019

I recently announced some modifications to the language of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s internal rules which act as bylaws to the committee. These changes were made in accordance with the Office of Legislative Counsel and are based on recommendations from Assembly Concurrent Resolution 260 (Low). Some in the right wing media have taken these very minor changes out of context and misinterpreted them as a banning of the use of he/she language in our regular legislative business or in California’s laws. It does not ban the use of gendered pronouns in any way.

January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO –On the 50th anniversary of the devastating Santa Barbara Oil Spill, the largest oil spill in California waters, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to strengthen pipeline safety requirements, furthering her work to prevent and remediate oil spills off the California coast.

January 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he is committed to expanding paid family leave, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to strengthen California’s family leave laws and create more equitable access to the program.

Senate Bill 135 sets out a number of priorities for the Legislature on family leave:

•          Ensuring that workers can’t be fired when they take Paid Family Leave;