Posts Tagged ‘ State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) ’

Jackson releases statement opposing Trump offshore oil drilling plan

Jackson releases statement opposing Trump offshore oil drilling plan

Only public hearing on offshore drilling plan will be held today in Sacramento SACRAMENTO – Today, to coincide with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s only public meeting on the Trump Administration’s plan to expand offshore oil development in federal waters,  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), released the following statement: “Today, the Trump Administration is...
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Jackson Introduces Bill To Help Montecito and Other CA Homeowners Recover Mudslide Losses

Jackson Introduces Bill To Help Montecito and Other CA Homeowners Recover Mudslide Losses

SACRAMENTO – To help residents whose homes were devastated or destroyed in 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...
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Jackson releases statement on mudslide recovery, rescue efforts

Jackson releases statement on mudslide recovery, rescue efforts

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY –  State 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...
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Jackson, Muratsuchi to reintroduce legislation to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

Jackson, Muratsuchi to reintroduce legislation to halt new federal offshore oil drilling

SACRAMENTO – In response to the Trump Administration announcement today to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters,  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) andAssemblymember 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. In the Senate, Jackson will carry...
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Jackson, Limón to introduce legislation in response to the #THOMASFIRE

Jackson, Limón to introduce legislation in response to the #THOMASFIRE

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  SACRAMENTO – Following a year ravaged by wildfires, including the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Monique Limón have announced...
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Jackson bills, including new parent leave act, to become law on Jan. 1

Jackson bills, including new parent leave act, to become law on Jan. 1

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) this year, the following will take effect on January 1, 2018: Senate Bill 63, the New Parent Leave Act: SB 63 will provide 12 weeks of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for California parents who work for smaller companies with 20 to 49 employees, allowing...
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Jackson to hold hearings on legal issues surrounding sexual harassment

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. The first hearing, a joint...
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Jackson issues statement on Thomas Fire

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. “I am devastated by the impact this fire has and will likely continue to have on our communities. I am grateful to the more than one...
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Jackson, Santiago to Hold Hearing Monday on the Effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems During Recent Fires

Jackson, Santiago to Hold Hearing Monday on the Effectiveness of Emergency Alert Systems During Recent Fires

SACRAMENTO — In the wake of recent catastrophic fires in Los Angeles, Napa, Sonoma, and elsewhere in the state, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), chair of the Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance, will hold a hearing Monday, December 4, that...
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Jackson praises more than 100 after-school programs that are making healthy eating, exercise a priority

Jackson praises more than 100 after-school programs that are making healthy eating, exercise a priority

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. This year, 103 after-school programs – including 20 in...
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Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Provide Job-Protected Leave for New Parents

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Provide Job-Protected Leave for New Parents

SACRAMENTO –  In a signing ceremony today focusing on legislation that affects women, children and families and attended by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will allow millions more California parents to take time off to care for a newborn without...
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Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

SACRAMENTO — Governor Brown has just signed a bill authored by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells. Senate Bill 44, the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act, will require the California State Lands Commission to monitor and plug old “orphaned” oil wells...
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California Members of Congress Urge Governor to Sign Jackson Title IX Bill

California Members of Congress Urge Governor to Sign Jackson Title IX Bill

SACRAMENTO – Thirty members of California’s Congressional Delegation have issued a letter urging Governor Brown to sign Senate Bill 169, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that would codify federal Title IX civil rights protections in state law. (A copy of the complete letter is attached.) “As members of Congress, we hear...
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Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Issues Statement on DeVos Announcement to Rescind Title IX Protections

Jackson Urges Brown to Sign Her Bill, SB 169, To Codify Title IX Guidelines SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement this morning by federal Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that the Trump Administration made the decision to rescind Obama-era guidelines on Title IX and student sexual assault and harassment, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  issued...
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Jackson’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

Jackson’s SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO — SB 63, a bill authored by  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)  to provide 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, passed the Assembly floor today on a 51-15 vote. The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence. SB...
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