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Hill, City of San Bruno and Consumer Advocates Call for Limits on Utility-Funded Travel by CPUC President & Other Public Officials

April 10, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill – joined by San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson and Mark Toney, executive director of The Utility Reform Network (TURN) – will announce that with the filing of the latest statements of economic interests California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey has now accepted gifts totaling more than $230,000 in international travel and spent more than 200 days on these trips since he was appointed commission president in 2003, according to the filing of statements of economic interest with the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Fate of Credit Card Fraud Bill to be Decided in Senate Banking Committee

April 09, 2014

Senate Bill 1351, authored by Senator Jerry Hill, will be voted on Wednesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. by the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee in Capitol Room 112. The bill would require credit card issuers and retailers in California to adopt microchip-based credit card technology by Oct. 1 2015, to better protect consumers.

Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Select Committee on Climate Change Hold First Joint Hearing on AB 32 Implementation

March 11, 2014

News Release
Office of Senator Jerry Hill
Contact: Nate Solov, 916-651-4013

California Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Select Committee on Climate Change to Hold
First Joint Hearing on AB 32 Implementation

Top State, Business and Environmental Representatives to Discuss Status of Landmark Legislation

In the News

Editorial: Time to End Shadowy Relations Between Utilities, Regulators

April 17, 2014

Half Moon Bay Review: All Californians owe a debt of gratitude to state Sen. Jerry Hill, who represents the Coastside, and a group of activists known as the Utility Reform Network. Together they are holding the California Public Utilities Commission accountable.

Senator Says PG&E Indictments a 'Chance for Justice' for San Bruno

April 02, 2014

KRON: A federal indictment charging PG&E with twelve felonies in connection with the San Bruno gas line explosion that killed eight people and left more than 50 homes damaged or destroyed should come as a relief to the community, State Senator Jerry Hill says.

PG&E Indicted on Criminal Charges by Federal Grand Jury in Connection with San Bruno Explosion

April 01, 2014

Oakland Tribune: Adding to the fallout from the deadly San Bruno pipeline blast, a federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted PG&E on criminal charges for violations of federal pipeline regulations.

In My Own Words

California Democrats Propose Universal Preschool for 4-Year-Olds

January 08, 2014

Mercury News:In a move that would broadly expand public education, California Democrats on Tuesday proposed creating universal preschool for 4-year-olds, to try to enroll more children from immigrant and low-income families.

Information on Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

November 19, 2013

The heartfelt sympathy of all Californians is with the people of the Philippines in this time of crisis. The California Office of Emergency Services and the U.S. State Department have set up web pages where they are posting up-to-date information on Super Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda.

Expressing Gratitude for Our Veterans

November 11, 2013

San Mateo Daily Journal Guest Perspective: On Nov. 11 each year, our nation celebrates Veterans Day, a day set aside to honor the courage and sacrifices of our nation’s veterans. This tribute is for the more than 23 million current American veterans and to the countless millions more who have made the supreme sacrifice throughout the history of our country.

Past Press Conferences

Hill to Introduce Bill Creating Oversight of PUC Giveaways

December 18, 2012

PUC Will Vote Thursday on $150 Million Grant Funded by Ratepayers

Hill to Urge CPUC to Reject PG&E's Proposal to Saddle Ratepayers with 95 Percent of Costs to Repair Gas Transmission System

August 20, 2012

Assemblyman will also accuse utilities of trying to kill his legislation that would prohibit ratepayer money from being used to give utility executives bonuses for cutting maintenance costs and, according to Hill, compromising safety

Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Mark Toney, executive director of The Utility Reform Network, call on California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to reject Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s ratepayer-gouging proposal.