Families of Victims Killed by Drunk Drivers Call for Passage of Hill’s SB 1046

Families of victims killed by drunk drivers brought jarring physical evidence – the vehicle wrecked by a DUI offender – to the Capitol to demonstrate the need to prevent people from driving drunk. They joined Senator Jerry Hill, Mothers Against Drunk Driving representatives and law enforcement partners to urge passage of Hill’s SB 1046. The bill requires ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders. View the video of the news conference video here. See photos here.

In the News

Los Angeles Times: Senator Jerry Hill said his bill expands those covered by the law because “several handguns have been stolen out of police vehicles and used in deadly crimes.”
August 24, 2016
Mercury News: The Legislature has some important work to do in the closing days of this session to ensure that crucial reforms of the California Public Utilities Commission become law.  
August 23, 2016
Mercury News: An Assembly panel on Tuesday unanimously approved two bills introduced earlier this year after a former student athlete's light punishment for sexually assaulting an unconscious women outside a Stanford frat party sparked national outrage.
August 23, 2016

Press Releases

Bill Requiring Ignition Interlock Devices for DUI Offenders Heads to Governor for Consideration

With a 39-0 vote, the state Senate passed Senator Jerry Hill’s SB 1046 to require ignition interlock devices for DUI offenders and expand a current four-county IID pilot program statewide.

August 25, 2016

Assembly Appropriations Committee Passes Contractors Oversight Bill, SB 465

Legislation to heighten oversight of building contractors – introduced in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy that killed six students – now moves to the state Assembly for consideration, following the bill’s passage Thursday by a key...

August 11, 2016

Mothers of Berkeley Balcony Collapse Victims Urge Key Assembly Committee to Pass SB 465

The mothers of Ashley Donohoe of Rohnert Park, one of the six students who died when a Berkeley apartment balcony collapsed, and Irish exchange student Aoife Beary, who was seriously injured, call for more oversight of builders.

August 09, 2016