Press Releases

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to require gender diversity on corporate boards passed off the Senate Floor today. SB 826 is a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to shed light on what large California companies pay their employees passed off the Senate floor today. SB 1284 gives businesses a chance to self-examine their pay practices while providing California an opportunity to monitor the progress toward equal pay.

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO –As more people come forward with their experiences of being sexually harassed by colleagues and bosses, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to fight sexual harassment in the workplace passed off the Senate floor today. Senate Bill 1300 closes loopholes in the law that discourage or prevent victims from speaking out, allow employers to avoid sexual harassment and discrimination laws, and leave employees vulnerable to sexual harassment at work.

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara)’s legislation to thwart the Trump Administration’s efforts to expand federal oil drilling off the California coast passed off the Senate floor today on a 24 to 8 vote. Senate Bill 834 will ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure needed to support new federal oil development cannot be built in California waters, effectively halting such expanded drilling efforts.

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to help protect California communities from catastrophic wildfires, passed off the Senate floor today with unanimous support. SB 1260 allows for improved forest management practices to reduce the risk of wildfires in light of our changing climate. Jackson chairs the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and represents the region devastated by the Thomas Fire.

May 30, 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 passed off the Senate Floor today with 22 votes in support.

Senate Bill 947 establishes a process for students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and educators to create strategies for ensuring that digital citizenship, internet safety, and media literacy become part of the state’s basic educational goals and learning requirements.

May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A resolution by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) urging Congress to reauthorize and strengthen the federal assault weapons ban and calling on CalPERS to divest its gun holdings passed off the Senate floor today with 24 votes in support. Senate Joint Resolution 24 now heads to the Assembly.

May 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) today applauded the California Transportation Commission for awarding Santa Barbara more than $183 million for the Highway 101 expansion project. Coupled with an award of more than $170 million from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program for improvements to the region’s intercity and commuter rail system, the investment will go a long way toward meeting the region’s 21st century transportation needs.

May 17, 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 25 to 11 vote.

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

May 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), who represents the area that was devastated by the Thomas Fire and chairs the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, released the following statement today on Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates.

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