Press Releases

January 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Charging more for a pink children’s helmet over a blue one could be outlawed under legislation introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) today. Senate Bill 873 would make it illegal to charge customers different prices for substantially similar goods on the basis of gender.

January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement about Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to strengthen job protection for California’s paid family leave program in his January budget released today.

December 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO –California’s publicly held corporations have until January 1, 2020 to add at least one woman to their boards as a result of legislation authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).

November 18, 2019

HEARING TOMORROW EXAMINING CALIFORNIA’S PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM IN A TIME OF GROWING INEQUALITY

 

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) will hold a joint hearing that takes a critical look at the barriers and benefits of California’s pioneering Paid Family Leave Program 15 years after it was enacted into law. 

 

October 15, 2019

Three Jackson Bills Signed Into Law Assist Older Californians

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) bill to establish a comprehensive plan for addressing the needs of the state’s aging and disabled residents.

October 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As the state works to combat climate change and move toward a fossil fuel-free future, Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to assess the eventual price tag of shutting down and cleaning up California’s oil and gas infrastructure.

October 02, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As California continues to face the threat of devastating wildfires, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure counties address the diverse cultural, linguistic and other differences of residents in their emergency preparations.

September 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO - As California moves towards a greener economy and  grapples with the taxpayer costs of cleaning up facilities such as Platform Holly off the coast of Santa Barbara, the California Assembly approved Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation today to assess the eventual price tag of shutting down and cleaning up California’s oil and gas infrastructure.

The bill passed the Assembly today on a 50-17 vote, and heads to the Senate for final approval this week before heading to the Governor’s desk.

September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to address the needs of California’s growing senior population have passed off the Assembly floor. Senate Bill 280, which passed with a bipartisan, 66-0 vote, addresses home building standards to help aging and disabled adults reduce their risk of dangerous falls and allow them to age at home.

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