In the News

May 23, 2017

Mercury News: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, says he wrote Senate Bill 711 after an outcry from residents during this chilly winter over their bills from Pacific Gas & Electric.

May 23, 2017

“Electrification of Caltrain will help ease congestion along the Peninsula, one of the Bay Area’s busiest traffic corridors,” said Senator Hill. “We’re grateful for Secretary Chao’s decision and for the work of our Congressional representatives and our governor to secure funding approval for this critical project.”

May 22, 2017

Mercury News: With a recent court settlement and the revocation of a contractor’s license, state legislators should reflect on why six young people were killed and seven injured in a Berkeley balcony collapse two years ago. And, rather than their milquetoast response thus far that continues to overly protect bad builders, lawmakers should take meaningful action to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

May 22, 2017

Los Angeles Times: California will likely roll out a limited public earthquake early warning system sometime next year, researchers building the network say.

May 20, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Ever wonder who in the Legislature has passed the most bills, in that paper blizzard chamber of lawmaking? Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has gotten 108 of his bills signed into law, my colleague Taryn Luna wrote the other day.

May 19, 2017

Sacramento Bee: A California licensing board curtailed a massive audit of nursing credentials that it launched late last year, choosing not to finish a project that threatened to overwhelm the small department.

May 18, 2017

East Bay Times: With a recent court settlement and the revocation of a contractor’s license, state legislators should reflect on why six young people were killed and seven injured in a Berkeley balcony collapse two years ago. And, rather than their milquetoast response thus far that continues to overly protect bad builders, lawmakers should take meaningful action to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

May 17, 2017

Sonoma Index-Tribune: The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a proposal to send a letter on behalf of the City of Sonoma to state Sen. Jerry Hill in support of a bill he’s authored which would attempt to smooth wild fluctuations in energy bills and require public utilities to provide more transparency in how they calculate their bills.

May 16, 2017

Sacramento Bee: “He’s both tenacious and courageous,” said Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León. “He’s not afraid to take on big causes. His motto is ‘leave no bill behind.’ He will be in his crypt and his arm will be reaching out from the ground to try to rescue one of his bills.”

May 16, 2017

KQED California Report: While cyborg law enforcement officers are still science fiction, many of the tools utilized by law enforcement have a distinctly futuristic ring to them. Bay Area state Senator Jerry Hill is trying to pass laws that would extend current privacy rules to all current technologies.