Honoring Our Veterans

Senator Jerry Hill named Redwood City resident Romie Bassetto, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and now is commander of American Legion District 26, the 2016 Veteran of the Year for California’s 13th Senate District. See photos of the presentation here along with pictures of other honorees in recent years. Read about the 2016 honoree here.

In the News

Daily Journal: As the world anxiously anticipates a future where autonomous vehicles transform transportation as we know it, a California lawmaker is hoping to make these technological advancements become reality a bit sooner.
January 18, 2017
Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said he anticipates changes during Brown’s May budget revision will reflect possible federal policy shifts. “There’s so much uncertainty in the future of California related to the economy, to economic growth as well as the effects of Washington,” Hill said. “What happens in the next three or four months, that will affect what we do.”
January 11, 2017
Los Angeles Times: The bill, introduced last month by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), would require any local law enforcement agency in California that uses surveillance technology to submit a plan to local officials on how it uses the equipment and the information collected. Surveillance plans would have to be presented at an open hearing and would be required to include any facial recognition software, drones or even social media monitoring used by officers.
January 06, 2017

Press Releases

Senator Hill Introduces Bill to Help Accelerate Deployment of Self-Driving Cars in California

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, introduced Senate Bill 145 today to eliminate a 180-day waiting period for companies that file an application to deploy driverless vehicles. The bill will also strike a requirement...

January 17, 2017

Entries Welcomed for Senator Jerry Hill’s Ninth “Oughta Be a Law…or Not” Bill Contest

Have a great idea for a new state law? Or maybe there’s one that you think has outlasted its usefulness? State Senator Jerry Hill is accepting entries for his ninth annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents,...

January 14, 2017

Senator Hill & Assemblymember Low Introduce Bill to Outlaw Smoking Pot While Driving

State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Evan Low introduced Senate Bill 65 today to outlaw smoking marijuana while driving. The legislation, prompted by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, closes a loophole in Proposition 64...

December 29, 2016