SB 1448: The Patient’s Right to Know Act Moves Ahead

Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Evan Low and star athletes Tiffany Thomas Lopez, Jeanette Antolin and Jamie Dantzscher joined forces to urge support for SB 1448. Watch their news conference. After the women’s testimony, a key Assembly committee approved the bill. See the vote. Learn more about the bill and next steps.

In the News

San Francisco Chronicle Op-Ed:  To the delight of utilities, Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a proposal that would ease utilities’ burden of strict liability and change the criteria for courts when considering inverse condemnation in civil suits. In contrast, Senate Bill 819 by state Sen. Jerry Hill does not alter the existing protections to property owners under inverse condemnation or change the standards California regulators use in determining whether utilities acted unreasonably or imprudently in cases involving damages caused by electrical or gas companies.
August 16, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle: “Everyone is focused on making their cases in the loudest possible way,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo, a longtime critic of PG&E’s safety practices and record.
August 15, 2018
Daily Journal: With few signs that the wildfires raging across Northern California will slow any time soon, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is hoping legislation he has proposed will prevent the costs of the damage they will cause from passing onto ratepayers.
August 13, 2018

Press Releases

Bills Creating New Reporting Requirements for Doctors on Probation and Construction Contractors Who Cut Million-Dollar Deals to Settle Defect Suits Advance in Legislature

In all, 20 bills by Senator Jerry Hill to increase patient and public safety, improve access to affordable housing and expand opportunities for four year college degrees cleared a key legislative committee and now await Assembly votes.

August 17, 2018

Bills Responding to Doctor Misconduct Scandals and Berkeley Balcony Collapse Face Major Hearings Wednesday in State Capitol

Three bills by state Senator Jerry Hill to improve patient and public safety face key hearings Wednesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, which will determine whether the legislation advances for floor votes.

August 07, 2018

News Conference Friday on San Mateo County Coast: State Budgets Millions for Tunitas Creek and Martins Beaches

State Senator Jerry Hill, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember Marc Berman, and San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday to hail the state’s allocation of long-sought...

June 27, 2018