NBC Bay Area: BART asserts regulators have no power to fine the transit agency based on violations of BART rules. State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) says BART should stop wasting time and money and “get over it.”
Mercury News: Customers of PG&E and other big utilities would gain relief from wild gyrations in natural gas bills during winter under proposed legislation, state Sen. Jerry Hill, the bill’s author, said Monday.
Orange County Register: A bill sponsored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would require police and sheriff’s departments to explain to local officials how they use surveillance technology like facial recognition programs and social media trackers.
San Jose Mercury News: We want to thank Senator Jim Beall, the legislation’s sponsor, as well as the members of our local delegation who supported its passage: Senators Bill Monning, Jerry Hill, Bob Weickowski and Assemblymembers Evan Low, Ash Kalra, Marc Berman, Kansen Chu, Mark Stone and Anna Caballero.
Los Angeles Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) was among the committee members who voted for the bill. “The tax hasn’t increased in 23 years,” Hill said. “I think this is a reasonable approach in trying to balance the need with the demand.”
Daily Journal: Now, in the face of tremendous needs, a profound and unprecedented opportunity exists — a convergence of state, regional and local funding initiatives that could enable truly transformative transit improvements. Thankfully, our local state representatives — Senators Jerry Hill and Scott Weiner, and Assemblymen Kevin Mullin, Marc Berman and Phil Ting — are working side by side with Gov. Jerry Brown and Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly on a comprehensive transportation funding package for California announced just last week.
NBC Bay Area: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat representing San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, said Senate Bill 20 will close a loophole in federal safety standards that requires new busses to be equipped with seatbelts but does not require passengers to wear them.