2018 Woman of the Year

Senator Jerry Hill named Stephanie Martinson of Palo Alto the 13th Senate District’s 2018 Woman of the Year. She was one of the more than 110 women who were honored in the Woman of the Year ceremonies conducted in the state Senate and the Assembly by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. See more photos here.

In the News

San Francisco Chronicle: Several of the steps mirror those taken by San Diego Gas and Electric Co. after devastating wildfires swept through its territory in 2007. “San Diego Gas and Electric learned those lessons in 2007, and they’re following those practices, but it looks like PG&E is late to the game,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on utilities. “This is an outstanding effort, and it’s a pity these steps weren’t taken sooner, such as after the Butte Fire in 2015.”
March 21, 2018
CALmatters: “If the utilities get the governor and the Legislature to change the liability rules, then what stake will they have in the game? There’s no reason for them to use best practices, to act responsibly, because they’re going to get bailed out,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, a San Mateo Democrat.
March 21, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E lobbyists are seeking state legislation that would exempt utility companies from the doctrine [of inverse condemnation], said Sen. Jerry Hill. “They want it done before the investigations are complete and the causes have been identified,” said Hill, D-San Mateo.
March 18, 2018

Press Releases

Palo Alto AED Advocate Stephanie Martinson Celebrated as 2018 Woman of the Year for California’s 13th Senate District

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson was honored in the Capitol this week as the California Legislature celebrated the accomplishments and advocacy of more than 110 women from around the state in the 2018 Woman of the Year ceremonies....

March 17, 2018

Senator Hill Introduces Zero-Tolerance Bill for Individuals Under 21 Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to drive home the point to young people that it’s illegal to consume marijuana and get behind the wheel. SB 1273 establishes a zero-tolerance policy for individuals under 21 who drive...

February 16, 2018

Senator Hill Renews Push for Police Gun Tracking and Transparency for Surveillance Technology

Amid mounting concerns about stolen and lost police guns and the use of surveillance technology and the data it harvests, state Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to require police to track and regularly inventory their firearms...

February 15, 2018