Press Releases

September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – As women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and its economic challenges, legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to address the race and gender-based pay gap was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom today.

September 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 493 to ensure California colleges and universities provide a transparent and fair process for all students involved in a sexual assault allegation. The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2022.

September 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Amid a record-setting fire season in which over three million acres have already burned across the state, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be joined by California Fire Safe Council Board Chair and former State Fire Marshal Kate Dargan, and Mariposa County Supervisor Kevin Cann for a press call at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16 to urge Governor Gavin Newsom to sign her Senate Bill 182.

August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken the lives of nearly 13,000 Californians, legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), to ensure more Californians can take time off to care for themselves and their loved ones when sick or bond with a newborn without getting fired passed the Assembly today.  The bill heads to the Governor’s desk where he is expected to sign it.

August 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO – As California battles devastating wildfires throughout the state, legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to require fire-safe building passed the Assembly today. SB 182 puts in place standards and guidelines for building responsibly if and when building in very high fire risk areas. The bill will now go back to the Senate for a final concurrence vote before heading to the Governor.

August 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As California faces another wildfire season, rolling blackouts, 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 the Assembly today. The bill goes back to the Senate for a final concurrence vote before heading to the Governor.

August 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Following Trump Administration Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s roll back of Title IX protections for student survivors of sexual assault on college campuses, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s SB 493 to ensure California schools provide a transparent and fair process for all students involved in a sexual assault allegation, passed the State Assembly today. The bill will go back to the Senate for a final concurrence vote before heading to the Governor’s desk.

August 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO – As women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and its economic challenges, legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to address the race and gender-based pay gap passed off the Assembly floor today on a 42 to 8 vote. Senate Bill 973 now moves to the Senate for a final concurrence vote.

July 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As Chair of the State Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement regarding the announcement today by the State Supreme Court that the bar exam will be offered online this October 5 and 6 with a permanent reduced passing score of 1390.

June 26, 2020

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 973 to address inequities in pay based on race and gender by requiring California’s larger employers to report salary data to the state passed off the Senate floor on a 29 to 9 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

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