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Governor Signs Senator Hill’s Bill to Ensure Students Aren’t Penalized by Errors Made in Conducting Advanced Placement Tests for College

August 22, 2014

Governor Brown today signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, to clarify rules for conducting advanced placement tests for college and to ensure that investigations and retesting occur in a timely fashion if exams are called into question.

Hill Introduces Bill to Require CPUC to Conform to Open Meeting Laws

August 22, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, today introduced legislation supported by the California Newspaper Publishers Association and The Utility Reform Network (TURN) that would compel the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to abide by the same open meeting requirements that govern other state boards and commissions.

California Senate Sends Jerry Hill’s Martins Beach Bill to the Governor

August 21, 2014

The California Senate today sent to the governor Senator Jerry Hill’s legislation to require the State Lands Commission to enter into negotiations with Silicon Valley billionaire and Martins Beach property owner Vinod Khosla for one year, in an effort to re-open the beach near Half Moon Bay to the public.

In the News

Martins Beach Access Bill Headed to Governor

August 21, 2014

Mercury News: Legislation that could mean greater public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County cleared its final legislative hurdle on Thursday and now awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.

Martin’s Beach Bill Passes Assembly: Legislation for Public Access Heads Back to Senate

August 21, 2014

Daily Journal: Legislation aimed at reinstating public access to the contested Martin’s Beach is a step closer to arriving on the governor’s desk after narrowly being approved on the Assembly Floor Wednesday despite lobby efforts funded by the property owner.

Editorial: Bills would help curb growing crisis over antibiotics

August 21, 2014

The Almanac: Good news hails from Sacramento in the form of two bills successfully sponsored by Sen. Jerry Hill. Both are important first steps in reining in the overuse of antibiotics in an effort to control the growing health crisis that results from that excess; the bills now are headed for the governor's desk after approval with no opposition in both the Senate and the Assembly.

In My Own Words

Time to Negotiate a Solution to Martins Beach Access

August 12, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle Guest Editorial: It’s time for everyone involved with the Martins Beach public access issue to sit down and negotiate a solution. The public has been deprived of this natural treasure since 2010 and it could be several more years before the court battles get resolved.

Guest Perspective: Dalip Singh Saund, Inspiring Leadership

May 05, 2014

Daily Journal: A couple of years ago, I met a constituent whose family history now reminds me how inspiration comes from all corners. Sometimes we discover it anew. Sometimes it’s purely by coincidence.

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.

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.