Press Releases

March 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Just a few weeks after erosion exposed eight abandoned oil wells along Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County, two of them visibly leaking oil, a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned wells has passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee. The vote was 8-0.

March 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Concerned about the recent proliferation of fake news during the Presidential election, and a lack of civility that has pervaded discussions online, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced legislation to ensure that students in California’s public schools learn how to read media sources critically, and act ethically, responsibly, and safely online.

March 08, 2017

SANTA BARBARA AND OXNARD – To commemorate Women’s History Month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will honor eight women from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as the 19th Senate District’s 2017 ‘Women of the Year’ in separate ceremonies in each county. 

The women, chosen for their contributions to their communities, will be recognized at events held on March 10 and March 23. Female elected officials have been invited to attend Women of the Year events in their respective counties.

February 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With reproductive rights and funding being threatened by the Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to create a specialized reproductive freedom license plate, with proceeds benefiting reproductive health care services in California.

Senate Bill 309 would require that the Department of Motor Vehicles issue a specialized license plate with a “California Trusts Women” theme once 7,500 Californians order them.

February 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just been reappointed chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, a bicameral committee that provides oversight of state disaster planning, response and recovery, by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

February 07, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As the California Energy Commission undertakes multiple days of hearings in Oxnard regarding the proposed Puente Power Project, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), and Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) have released the following statements urging commissioners to pause and reevaluate the need for the plant in light of ongoing environmental and environmental justice concerns, as well as emerging questions raised by the community and a

January 20, 2017

LOS ANGELES – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will join the Women’s March in Los Angeles tomorrow and speak at a rally held at Los Angeles City Hall.

December 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As momentum continues to grow nationwide for stronger family leave policies, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced two bills to ensure that more Californians can take leave to care for a newborn or a seriously ill family member without the fear of losing their jobs. 

December 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Beginning at 11:45 a.m. today on the floor of the California State Senate, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be sworn in for her second four-year term in the California State Senate. Jackson represents the 19th Senate District in the California Legislature, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye will administer the oath of office to the Senators-elect.

September 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), the New Parent Leave Act. Senate Bill 654, which received bipartisan support as it passed through the Legislature, would have provided job-protected new parent leave for up to 2.7 million more Californians who work for smaller companies.