State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

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On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters and the outer continental shelf. It calls for a review of current five-year plan for oil and gas leases, and directs the secretary of the interior to establish a streamlined permitting process. 

Lisa Gardiner

Parents will soon be able to choose from a list of local after-school programs that are certified by the state as healthy options for their kids. 

Santa Barbara County

A new bill that would require the state to study unused oil wells along the California Coast is being considered by Sacramento lawmakers. 

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 A local lawmaker is hoping her legislation will determine how drones can operate in California.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced a bill this week that would set comprehensive limits on where drones can fly. 

Jessica Paterson

New Years Day means several new laws will go into effect statewide including ones penned by Central Coast representatives in Sacramento.

Jessica Paterson

  A bill to clarify where drones can fly in California is headed to the Governor's desk. 

Jessica Paterson

A bill to clarify where drones can fly in California is moving forward in Sacramento. It passed 9-to-1 out of the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday, July 13th, with a bi-partisan vote.

If signed into law, SB 142 would prohibit unmanned vehicles, or drones, from flying over a person's property without their consent. It would clarify existing trespass law to include drones, creating a 'no fly zone' of 350 feet.