Caltrain Breaks Ground on Historic Electrification Project

State Senator Jerry Hill joined Governor Jerry Brown, Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier, state Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers Mark Berman, Kevin Mullin and Phil Ting and other dignitaries at Caltrain celebration. View the video of Senator Hill's remarks by clicking here.

In the News

San Francisco Chronicle:  State Sen. Jerry Hill, who has pushed to reform PG&E ever since the San Bruno blast, warned that he will try to break up the utility if its negligence caused the fires. The fires have displaced tens of thousands of people, killed at least 41 and incinerated entire neighborhoods of Santa Rosa. “If we find that in this particular case — and we don’t know the cause yet — then frankly I don’t think PG&E should do business in California anymore,” said Hill, D-San Mateo. “They’ve crossed the line too many times. They need to be dissolved in some way, split.”
October 18, 2017
SFist: A state senator is suggesting that PG&E will have to be broken up if it turns out to be found guilty of negligence in causing the wildfires that ripped through Northern California over the last nine days, and the first of what is likely to be a tsunami of lawsuits has been filed by a couple who lost their home to the Tubbs Fire.
October 18, 2017
Mercury News: Meanwhile, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-Redwood City, a frequent PG&E and PUC critic, said he plans to hold a hearing on the fire and particularly explore whether there was any shirking of vegetation-maintenance requirements, as has been the case with the utility in the past.
October 16, 2017

Press Releases

Governor Signs Bill by Senator Hill to Cut Red Tape for Deployment of Driverless Vehicles in California

Governor Brown signed legislation today by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, to enable the safe and more timely deployment of driverless cars.

October 12, 2017

Governor Brown Signs Bill by Senator Hill to Ease the Cap on School Districts’ Reserve

Governor Brown signed legislation today by Senator Jerry Hill to ease restrictions on how much school districts can hold in their reserve funds as savings.

October 11, 2017

Governor Brown Signs Bill Authorizing Caltrain to Put a 1/8-Cent Sales Tax Before Voters to Fund Rail Service Improvements and Operations

Governor Brown signed legislation today that lays the groundwork for the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which oversees Caltrain, to put a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure before the voters of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara...

October 10, 2017