Press Releases

July 05, 2019

SB 182 puts in place planning and building requirements to prevent wildfire devastation

SACRAMENTO – As California grapples with catastrophic wildfires as well as a housing crisis, legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that puts in place standards and guidelines for building responsibly when building in very high fire risk areas passed out of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee on a bipartisan, 7-0 vote today. SB 182 now heads to the Assembly Local Government Committee.

June 24, 2019

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on her opposition to AB 97, the cannabis budget trailer bill, which was voted on today in the State Senate:

June 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Recognizing their extraordinary contributions to the Santa Barbara community, including being a gathering place following the devastation of the Thomas Fire, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor Jeannine’s Restaurant and Bakery as Senate District 19’s Small Business of the Year today.

Each year on California Small Business Day at the State Capitol, members of the California State Legislature recognize a small business for their contributions to the community.

June 13, 2019

Budget addresses family leave, wildfire response, and growing senior population

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the passage of the state budget.

June 05, 2019

SACRAMENTO– Recognizing the organization’s work to connect survivors of local disasters with the tools they need to recover, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) will honor 805HELP as Senate District 19’s Nonprofit of the Year today. Each year on California Nonprofits Day, members of the California State Legislature present a nonprofit from their district with a resolution commending their contributions to the community.

May 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As California moves towards a greener economy and grapples with the taxpayer costs of cleaning up facilities such as Platform Holly and the Greka offshore facility, the California State Senate approved Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to assess the eventual costs of shutting down California’s entire oil and gas infrastructure, including cleaning up and remediating wells, facilities, and equipment associated with production. The bill passed the Senate on a 22 to 13 vote.

May 29, 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 off the Senate Floor on a 27 to 9 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

May 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As the Trump Administration seeks to roll back Title IX protections, the California State Senate today approved Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to protect the civil rights of California college students by requiring schools to follow specific procedures when responding to reports of sexual harassment and assault. The vote was 29 to 8.

May 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s 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, passed off the Senate floor on a 26 to 9 vote today. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO –In honor of Older Americans Month, 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 falls passed off the Senate floor with unanimous support today. Senate Bill 228 will establish a Master Plan for Aging Californians and Senate Bill 280 will help aging and disabled adults make home modifications to reduce their risk of dangerous and often life-threatening falls. The bills now move to the Assembly.

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