Press Releases

February 07, 2019

SACRAMENTO –As California’s aging population continues to grow with significant numbers struggling to access essential care, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to develop a master plan for aging Californians.

February 01, 2019

SACRAMENTO –In the final week to submit formal comments to Trump Administration Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed changes to Title IX, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement condemning the proposed regulations as dangerous and backward. Her formal letter, submitted to the U.S.

January 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Following the deadliest and most destructive fire season in California history, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to ensure local governments address the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of all residents in their emergency preparations.

January 29, 2019

I recently announced some modifications to the language of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s internal rules which act as bylaws to the committee. These changes were made in accordance with the Office of Legislative Counsel and are based on recommendations from Assembly Concurrent Resolution 260 (Low). Some in the right wing media have taken these very minor changes out of context and misinterpreted them as a banning of the use of he/she language in our regular legislative business or in California’s laws. It does not ban the use of gendered pronouns in any way.

January 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO –On the 50th anniversary of the devastating Santa Barbara Oil Spill, the largest oil spill in California waters, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to strengthen pipeline safety requirements, furthering her work to prevent and remediate oil spills off the California coast.

January 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement that he is committed to expanding paid family leave, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to strengthen California’s family leave laws and create more equitable access to the program.

Senate Bill 135 sets out a number of priorities for the Legislature on family leave:

•          Ensuring that workers can’t be fired when they take Paid Family Leave;

January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s January budget proposal released today.

January 08, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In advance of the one-year anniversary of the January 9 Montecito debris flow, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

“The Montecito debris flow was a devastating tragedy that claimed 23 lives, destroyed dozens of homes, and forever changed our community. We will never forget the neighbors we lost and the brave first responders who risked everything to save lives and protect our homes.

December 20, 2018

Los Angeles –In the wake of the #metoo movement, in which countless women and men shared their stories and demanded action to combat sexual assault and harassment, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined lawmakers, advocates, and actresses Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette today to highlight California’s #metoo bills going into effect this January.

December 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO- Based on research by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP), which found an increased risk of future violence among firearm owners with certain alcohol-related convictions, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced legislation today to restrict gun ownership among Californians who have been convicted of such alcohol offenses

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