Press Releases

May 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Refugio Oil Spill on May 19 when a ruptured pipeline spilled nearly 143,000 gallons of crude oil at Refugio State Beach, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) Senate Bill 169 to strengthen pipeline safety requirements in California passed the Senate Floor today on a bipartisan 30 to 2 vote. The bill now moves to the Assembly.

May 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — The Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management will hold an informational hearing about wildfires in California. The hearing comes at the heels of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.

Started on November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire became the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. It is also the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918.

May 09, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise, his revised budget proposal based on the latest revenue estimates, today:

April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to combat tobacco waste by establishing a comprehensive tobacco waste reduction program passed out of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee today on a 5 to 1 vote. 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.

April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Building on Governor Gavin Newsom’s commitment to expand paid family leave, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s (D-Santa Barbara) legislation to strengthen California’s family leave laws and ensure that more employees who pay into the Paid Family Leave Program can use it without losing their jobs, passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee on a 4 to 1 vote today. The bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

April 23, 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 the Senate Housing Committee last night. The vote was 8 to 3.

April 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO –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 dangerous and often deadly falls passed key committees today. Senate Bill 228 to develop a Master Plan for Aging Californians passed the Senate Human Services Committee and Senate Bill 280 to protect aging and disabled adults from falls passed the Senate Housing Committee.

April 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined educators today to unveil her 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.

April 15, 2019

SACRAMENTOSenator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and California educators will hold a media call at 11 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss her Senate Bill 468, which will bring transparency and accountability to California’s tax incentive process by creating a mechanism for review of some of California’s most costly tax expenditures.

April 01, 2019

SACRAMENTO –On Equal Pay Day April 2, the day that represents how far into the next year women must work to earn what men did in the prior year, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)’s legislation to require California’s larger employers to report salary data to the state will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.