Press Releases

December 04, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management released its annual study of California Women Business Leaders. In response, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), the author of last year's Senate Concurrent Resolution 62, the first-in-the-nation resolution urging more women on corporate boards, released the following statement:
 

December 01, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has been elected chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral group of female legislators who advocate on behalf of women, children and families in the Legislature. Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has been elected vice-chair.

November 06, 2014

VENTURA COUNTY – Today, drivers along Highway 101 in Ventura County can expect to see some new signs along the road honoring veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our country.
 

September 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced in the wake of the Isla Vista rampage this past May.

Senate Bill 505 requires that local law enforcement agencies develop policies encouraging officers to conduct a search of the Department of Justice’s Automated Firearms System, California’s database of gun purchases, prior to conducting a “welfare check” on a person who is potentially a danger to themselves or others.

September 29, 2014

First-in-the Nation Legislation Flips the Status quo to Yes means Yes

SACRAMENTO – Enacting critical policies and procedures to change the way colleges prevent and treat sexual assault, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 967, jointly authored by Senators Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).

September 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that current and former members of the military in the criminal justice system know they may be eligible for treatment programs rather than jail time.
 

September 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will allow voter pre-registration beginning at age 16.
 

September 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit forced or coerced sterilizations in prisons.

Senate Bill 1135 is a response to media reports from the Center for Investigative Reporting last year of unlawful and coercive sterilization of female inmates at the Central California Women’s Facility and Valley State Prison for Women that were occurring as late as 2010. An inmate advocacy group, Justice Now, helped bring these stories to light.

September 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to help prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity in after school programs.
 

September 02, 2014

SACRAMENTO –  Following months of work to identify state drought funding for a Lake Cachuma emergency pumping project, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) announced today that significant progress is being made. In a recent meeting Jackson and Williams had with leaders of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the Department of Water Resources (DWR), these agencies indicated a funding announcement will likely be made in coming weeks.

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