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Recent News in the 13th District

February 05, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties), Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) will introduce legislation Monday to start funding a statewide earthquake early warning system to help save lives and protect the public before temblors strike.

January 20, 2016

KYMX CBS Local: A California Senate committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a bill reducing the $500 fine for rolling right turns on red. State Senator Jerry Hill says it makes sense to reduce the amount of the fine because of how it could financially hurt people in poverty.

January 20, 2016

KABC LA: A state lawmaker is pushing a bill that would sharply reduce the fine for failing to come to a complete stop while making a right turn at a red light. Senator Jerry Hill from San Mateo says SB 681 addresses a fine hike passed into law in 1997 in which driving straight through a red light would result in a 500 dollar fine. Making the rolling right, was supposedly a lesser crime with a lesser fine.

January 19, 2016

Daily Journal: As the drought drags on and many communities strive to meet state conservation mandates, one legislator is seeking to crack down on water wasters by publicly identifying and fining those using an excessive amount of the scarce resource.