WATCH: News Conference on SB 1273 -- The Zero Tolerance Bill to Stop Youths From Driving After Marijuana Use

The father of a CHP officer killed by an 18-year-old drugged driver who smoked marijuana voiced support for SB 1273 – Senator Jerry Hill's bill to establish a zero tolerance law for individuals under 21 who drive after consuming cannabis. Youth leaders from Students Against Destructive Decisions also spoke in favor of SB 1273 at the news conference and the Senate Public Safety Committee hearing on the bill.

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Mercury News: State legislation that might inoculate PG&E and other utility monopolies from an array of liabilities in the wake of disasters such as a fatal gas explosion in San Bruno or a lethal inferno in the North Bay Wine Country gained an initial approval Tuesday — but only after a torrent of critics forced its author to vow to modify the proposed law. Sen. Hill, however, voted against the legislation because he believes no tinkering will remove the flaws that could degrade safety, shelter utility monopolies and enable rate increases to occur more readily.
April 17, 2018
Mercury News: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a San Mateo Democrat who helped broker a deal with Brisbane officials to allow housing on the Baylands site — pending voter approval — has heard similar sentiments. “It has, I’ve been told, relieved local elected officials from the pressure of local constituencies by placing the blame on Sacramento for things they feel are necessary but would have a difficult time doing on their own,” he said in an interview. “That, I have heard from some council members in my district.”
April 15, 2018
Sacramento News & Review: Sen. Jerry Hill, representing the Silicon Valley, was exhibiting concern about some of the software his own district produces. His Senate Bill 1186 would make law enforcement agencies follow the same transparency requirements that currently apply to license-plate readers and cellphone trackers when those agencies use video surveillance and facial recognition software, some of which are now operating on social media platforms.
April 12, 2018

Press Releases

New Bill by Senator Hill Would Require Contractors to Report Settlements of $1M or More in Construction Defect Cases Involving Multifamily Rental Properties

Senator Hill introduced Senate Bill 1465 today to require contractors to report settlements of $1 million or more in construction defect cases involving multifamily rental residential structures to the Contractors State License Board. The...

April 17, 2018

Father of CHP Officer Killed by a Young Drugged Driver, Concerned Youths Urge State Legislators to Pass Zero Tolerance Law for People Under 21 Who Drive After Consuming Marijuana

Joined by the father of a CHP officer killed by a drugged driver, concerned youths and a traffic safety advocate, Senator Jerry Hill holds a news conference on Senate Bill 1273, his legislation to establish a zero tolerance law for...

April 09, 2018