Press Releases

April 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO -- State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced today that, due to a lack of support from some of her legislative colleagues in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, she is shelving a bill this year to create the nation’s first statewide drug take-back program for prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Jackson plans to introduce a bill tackling this same topic next year.

April 02, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) to prohibit forced or coerced sterilizations in prisons cleared its first hurdle today, passing out the Senate Health Committee on a unanimous, bipartisan vote. The vote was 9-0.
 

March 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The life of civil rights leader and labor organizer César Chávez will be celebrated on Monday, March 31st. In honor of that day, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released this statement:

“This weekend, across California and the nation, we will remember the extraordinary life and contributions of César Chávez. 

March 26, 2014

Program Would Ease California Taxpayer Burdens by Asking Highly Profitable Drug Industry To Share Financial Responsibility

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to create the nation’s first statewide program to dispose of leftover prescription and over-the-counter drugs passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today. The vote was 5-1.

The bill will be heard next in the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee on April 21.

March 19, 2014

SANTA BARBARA – Despite recent rain, California continues to face the most serious drought it has seen in decades. The Central Coast is among the most impacted areas of the state, having been recently designated an area of  “extreme drought” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

March 17, 2014

VENTURA – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) will host a workshop next week on the new California Competes Tax Credit.

The workshop will be held on Monday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Community Meeting Room of Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street, Ventura.

March 06, 2014

SACRAMENTO – To address a growing problem of prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings, and traces of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to create a statewide program to dispose of leftover prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

February 20, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill that prohibits forced or coerced sterilizations in prisons.
 
Senate Bill 1135 is in response to media reports 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.
 

February 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to provide job training grants for California’s long-term unemployed.
 
Senate Bill 1028 requires that at least 2,500 Cal Grant C awards – two-year awards devoted to vocational training – be set aside annually for those who have not worked for more than six months or more. Priority will be given to those seeking job training in growing industries with a high demand for workers and higher wages, such as healthcare, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing.
 

February 07, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to help prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity in after school programs.
 
Senate Bill 949 establishes the California Distinguished After School Health (DASH) recognition program. It proposes standards for physical activity, “screen time,” and the serving of fruits and vegetables for after school programs. After school programs that meet these proposed requirements will be awarded a special “DASH” certification.
 

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