Press Releases

January 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO – To help residents whose homes were devastated or destroyed by the recent Montecito mudslides, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to ensure that fire insurance policies cover losses incurred from fire-induced mudslides.

Senate Bill 917 clarifies that, under current law, an insurance policy covers loss or damage resulting from a landslide if that landslide was attributable to a condition already covered by the policy, such as wildfires.

January 10, 2018

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the mudslide in Santa Barbara County:

“Today has been another heartbreaking and difficult day, as the search and rescue effort continues and the number of casualties has grown to 17. The search for the missing remains ongoing, and all of us have begun taking in the extent of the devastation to our community. I know our strong community will regain its footing and we will recover.

January 04, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Trump Administration announcement today to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters,  Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) are reintroducing legislation to ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development.

January 04, 2018

Three bills will create an opt-out emergency alert system; ensure that translated emergency information is available for immigrant communities; and help ensure that new housing is safe from wildfires 

December 20, 2017

JACKSON BILLS, INCLUDING NEW PARENT LEAVE ACT, TO BECOME LAW ON JANUARY 1

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) this year, the following will take effect on January 1, 2018:

December 14, 2017

JACKSON TO HOLD HEARINGS ON LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT

SACRAMENTO – As was announced in a press conference held by Senate Leader Kevin de León this morning, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will be scheduling a series of hearings beginning in January to examine California’s legal standards and key legal questions surrounding sexual harassment.

December 05, 2017

JACKSON ISSUES STATEMENT ON THOMAS FIRE

VENTURA COUNTY- State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement today on the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, now estimated at approximately 45,000 acres and 0% containment.

November 29, 2017

Hearing Monday on the Effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems during Recent Fires

November 14, 2017

 

LONG BEACH- In the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville earlier this year that killed one person and injured dozens of others, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, will hold a hearing tomorrow in Long Beach that examines whether our communities are ready to protect public safety during controversial rallies and protests while at the same time preserving the right of free speech.

October 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO- As a result of legislation authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to curb childhood obesity, the California Department of Education has just released the names of more than 100 additional California after-school programs that have received recognition for encouraging healthy eating and exercise.

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