State Sen. Jackson Reappointed as Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management

February 28, 2019

SACRAMENTOState Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) ) has just been reappointed vice chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, a bicameral committee that provides oversight of state disaster planning, response and recovery, by Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego).

“As California continues to face devastating wildfires, the ongoing threat of earthquakes, floods and debris flows caused in great measure by climate change, and other concerns, it is critical that we are well prepared to respond quickly and effectively when a disaster strikes. I look forward to continuing to work on these critical issues facing our state,” said Senator Jackson.

The chair and vice chair positions rotate every two years between the Senate and Assembly. For the last two years, Jackson has served as chair of the Joint Committee, and two years prior to that, she served as vice chair. Assemblymember Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) has recently been appointed chair of the Joint Committee.

Prior hearings have been held on emergency alerts, disaster recovery, homeowner’s insurance, wildfires, earthquakes, climate change, and other important issues.

Jackson represents the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.


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