Governor Brown Signs Bill to Increase Oversight of Building Contractors

Governor Brown signs SB 465 (Hill, Hancock) in a private ceremony attended by the parents of the Bay Area student who died and Irish dignitaries representing the five exchange students killed and the seven others seriously injured when a balcony at a Berkeley apartment building collapsed in June 2015. Read more about the signing here and here. See photos and captions here. Photos by Joe McHugh, California Highway Patrol.

In the News

Lake County News: The Great California Shakeout comes just weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed new legislation to help California be more prepared in the case of large earthquakes.  SB 438 by State Sen. Jerry Hill establishes the California Earthquake Early Warning Program and Advisory Board within the Office of Emergency Services to advance the implementation of the program and spur further investment in the early warning system. 
October 20, 2016
KPIX 5 — Thousands of students and staff are expected to benefit as lifesaving defibrillators are being installed in South Bay schools.
October 13, 2016
Los Angeles Times: The United Nations General Assembly sounded the alarm last month on superbugs, antibiotic-resistant organisms that are cropping up with disturbing frequency around the world and rendering formerly tamed foes into new threats.
October 12, 2016

Press Releases

Hill Joins Santa Clara County Supervisors & San Jose School Leaders to Celebrate Installation of AEDs at Schools

State Senator Jerry Hill joins Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez, Ken Yeager and Mike Wasserman, San Jose Unified School District Superintendent Nancy Albarrán and representatives of Racing Hearts to celebrate the installation of...

October 13, 2016

Senator Hill to Introduce Bill Requiring Reporting of Superbug Infections

Senator Jerry Hill announced today that he will introduce legislation in December to compel hospitals throughout the state to report cases of patients with superbugs – antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

October 10, 2016

Senator Hill, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith Unveil Gun Vaults for Deputies' Cars

Senator Jerry Hill joins Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith in a news conference to unveil the gun vaults her office has ordered for sworn staff in anticipation of the new safe-storage requirements for law enforcement that take effect...

October 05, 2016