Press Releases

August 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (Torrance) to block the Trump Administration from expanding federal oil drilling off the California coast are headed to the Governor. The identical bills ensure that new pipelines and other new infrastructure needed to support federal oil development cannot be built in California waters.

August 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help Montecito and other California homeowners whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by fire-induced mudslides, passed off the Senate floor today on a 27 to 12 vote and now heads to Governor Brown.

Senate Bill 917 clarifies that, under current law, an insurance policy covers loss or damage resulting from a mudslide or debris flow if the acts were attributable to a condition already covered by the policy, such as wildfires.

August 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure students in California’s public schools learn how to assess media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online passed off the Senate Floor today on a 27 to 10 vote and now heads to the Governor’s desk.

August 02, 2018

SACRAMENTO –As numerous wildfires rage across the state, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will hold a media call at 10:00 a.m. PT on Friday, August 3 to discuss the need for enhanced wildfire prevention as outlined in her Senate Bill 1260. The legislation, supported by a wide-range of stakeholders including environmental groups, represents a major shift in state policy regarding forest management and prescribed burns in light of our changing climate and the “new normal” of California’s increasingly destructive fire seasons.

July 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Today Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prevent domestic violence homicides by training law enforcement officers to identify domestic abuse victims whose lives are in danger and connect them with local support services.

July 09, 2018

MONTECITO– Six months after the deadly Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow and less than one week after the Holiday Fire in Goleta, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, will convene a joint informational hearing on Thursday, July 12 to provide an update on local recovery and rebuild efforts, as well as informati

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – To address a growing problem of prescription drug abuse, the devastating opioid epidemic, accidental poisonings, and traces of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), along with Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and Adam Gray (D-Merced), advanced legislation last night to create a statewide drug and medical sharps take-back program funded by the pharmaceutical industry. SB 212 passed out of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee on a 5 to 1 vote.

June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement today about the passage of the California State Budget, which includes significant funds for wildfire prevention and recovery as well as the highest level of school funding in state history, all while setting aside the largest budget reserves in a generation.

June 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online is one step closer to the Governor’s desk. SB 947 passed out of the Assembly Education Committee today on a 5 to 1 vote. The bill now heads to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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