Press Releases

January 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Following a year marked by beach closures and health warnings at a Santa Barbara County beach sullied by leaking crude oil, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells.

January 13, 2016

Bill would limit drone use over critical infrastructure, private property, and state parks

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill 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 the State Capitol.

December 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) this year, the following will take effect on January 1:

November 17, 2015

Annual Study of Women Business Leaders Shows Incremental Progress To Achieve Gender Equity

October 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help wounded veterans transition from military service to the state workforce has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

Senate Bill 221, the California Wounded Warriors Transitional Leave Act, will give new state employees who are disabled veterans up to 96 hours of sick leave during their first year in the state workforce to attend medical and VA appointments during work hours without having to take unpaid leave.

October 08, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that arose in response to this year’s Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County have just been signed by Governor Jerry Brown. They would require more frequent oil pipeline inspections and improve oil spill response.

October 07, 2015

SB 358 Will Be the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation and Could Serve as a Template for Other States to Follow

RICHMOND – Today, in a ceremony held at the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historic Park, flanked by women and girls of all ages, as well as other legislators and supporters, Governor Jerry Brown signed the strongest equal pay law in the country, Senate Bill 358 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).

October 01, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, issued the following statement today on an arson attack on a Planned Parenthood facility in Thousand Oaks:

September 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is headed to the nation’s capital this week to meet President Obama and speak to a conference of legislators from around the country about her experience authoring Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, to close the wage gap women face at work. She will attend and speak about her bill at the State Innovation Exchange conference in Washington, D.C.

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen job protections for Californians utilizing their Paid Family Leave benefits passed out of the Legislature today. The bill now heads to the Governor.

The vote on the Assembly floor this evening was 41-29. The vote on the Senate floor was 23-16.