Press Releases

April 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As momentum grows for stronger family leave policies across the country, a bill is making its way through the California Legislature to strengthen leave laws for new parents.

April 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to set comprehensive limits around the use of drones near critical infrastructure such as bridges and power plants as well as in state parks and wildlife refuges, on private property, and around airports has passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. The vote was 7-2.

March 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The life of civil rights leader and labor organizer César Chávez is celebrated today, on what would have been his 89th birthday. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

“As we celebrate what would have been his 89th birthday, we remember the extraordinary legacy and contributions of César Chávez to California and our nation.

March 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells passed off the Senate floor today on a bipartisan, 31-5 vote.

The bill now heads to the Governor.

March 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – In response to the controversial firing of the Coastal Commission’s executive director last month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is introducing legislation to prohibit private, off-the-record communications with Coastal Commissioners that could influence decision-making.

March 07, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As a result of a law authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), California has just launched the state’s first recognition program to encourage healthy eating and exercise in after school programs.

February 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Continuing her work to support California’s military veterans, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to help disabled veterans who are transitioning from military service into a second career working in California’s public schools.

Senate Bill 1180 will give disabled veterans who are new school employees additional sick leave in their first year of employment so they can attend medical and VA appointments to treat their disability.

February 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Last year, the Democratic members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus helped advance the nation’s strongest equal pay law for women, positioning California as a leader in the fight to improve the economic lives of women and families.

This year, the Democratic women members are back with a package of policy and budget priorities to further advance the lives of women and their families, the structures that support the California workforce and the economic future of the state.

February 03, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sixteen legislators have signed and sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown, expressing their support for Dr. Charles Lester, executive director of the California Coastal Commission, and underscoring the continued importance of protecting California’s coast with an independent Coastal Commission.

February 03, 2016

English Translation To Be Provided

SANTA BARBARA – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a free seminar on Thursday, February 4 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Santa Barbara to provide information to Spanish-speaking seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. The City of Santa Barbara and the California Contractors State License Board are co-hosting the seminar, with support from local organizations, the Community Action Commission and the Latino Elder Outreach Network.