Press Releases

March 03, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Citing a report released by the California Secretary of State, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), author of the groundbreaking law that requires gender diversity on California’s corporate boards, applauded the more than 100 corporations that have added women to their boards since the law was enacted. According to the Secretary of State’s report, 109 corporations added women to their boards since the data was last collected in July 2019.

February 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO–As app-based transportation services such as ridesharing vehicles and electric bikes and scooters grow in popularity, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee will convene a joint informational hearing to examine what data is being collected from these apps and what is being done with it.

February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) was joined by Congresswoman Jackie Speier, business owners, and social justice advocates to call for an end to the “pink tax” in which many women’s products cost more than the same products marketed to men. Senate Bill 873 would make it illegal to charge customers different prices on the basis of gender for substantially similar goods.

February 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO–As women continue to earn less than men on average yet far too often pay more for the same products, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be joined by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), business owners, and social justice advocates to raise awareness of the so-called “pink tax” in which many women’s products cost more than the same products marketed to men, and announce legislation to ban gender-based price discrimination in the sale of consumer goods. 

February 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced plans today to introduce legislation to impose a five year ban on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement and other public entities.

February 05, 2020

SACRAMENTO –As one of the most popular days for marriage proposals approaches, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to ensure newlyweds are aware of the legal and financial commitments they agree to when they say “I do.” Senate Bill 927 creates a “marriage fact sheet,” which outlines the rights and responsibilities associated with marriage and domestic partnership in the state of California.

January 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Charging more for a pink children’s helmet over a blue one could be outlawed under legislation introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) today. Senate Bill 873 would make it illegal to charge customers different prices for substantially similar goods on the basis of gender.

January 10, 2020

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement about Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to strengthen job protection for California’s paid family leave program in his January budget released today.

December 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO –California’s publicly held corporations have until January 1, 2020 to add at least one woman to their boards as a result of legislation authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).

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