Press Releases

June 13, 2019

Budget addresses family leave, wildfire response, and growing senior population

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the passage of the state budget.

June 05, 2019

SACRAMENTO– Recognizing the organization’s work to connect survivors of local disasters with the tools they need to recover, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) will honor 805HELP as Senate District 19’s Nonprofit of the Year today. Each year on California Nonprofits Day, members of the California State Legislature present a nonprofit from their district with a resolution commending their contributions to the community.

May 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As California moves towards a greener economy and grapples with the taxpayer costs of cleaning up facilities such as Platform Holly and the Greka offshore facility, the California State Senate approved Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to assess the eventual costs of shutting down California’s entire oil and gas infrastructure, including cleaning up and remediating wells, facilities, and equipment associated with production. The bill passed the Senate on a 22 to 13 vote.

May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO –As California prepares for the next catastrophic wildfire season, legislation by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen local planning requirements in high fire hazard areas and encourage local governments to pursue more fire-resistant and home hardening strategies in their communities passed off the Senate Floor on a 27 to 9 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

May 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As the Trump Administration seeks to roll back Title IX protections, the California State Senate today approved Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to protect the civil rights of California college students by requiring schools to follow specific procedures when responding to reports of sexual harassment and assault. The vote was 29 to 8.

May 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 468, which requires evaluation of certain California tax credits and exemptions for their effectiveness as well as economic, social or any other benefits to the state, passed off the Senate floor on a 26 to 9 vote today. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO –In honor of Older Americans Month, two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prepare for California’s rapidly growing population of aging adults and protect them from falls passed off the Senate floor with unanimous support today. Senate Bill 228 will establish a Master Plan for Aging Californians and Senate Bill 280 will help aging and disabled adults make home modifications to reduce their risk of dangerous and often life-threatening falls. The bills now move to the Assembly.

May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to combat tobacco waste in our oceans, beaches, and other waterways by establishing a comprehensive tobacco waste reduction program passed off the Senate Floor on a 25 to 9 vote today. Cigarette butts are the most common litter item found on beaches and roadsides, amounting to over a third of total waste found during coastal cleanup events.

May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO- On the five-year anniversary of the tragic Isla Vista shooting, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s Senate Bill 55, which would restrict gun ownership among Californians with repeated convictions of certain alcohol offenses, passed off the Senate floor today on a 26 to 10 vote. The bill now heads to the Assembly.

May 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO –As the gender pay gap persists, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to require California’s larger employers to report salary data to the state passed off the Senate Floor today on a 27 to 9 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

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