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Two New Bills Would Require Tighter Gun Security, Record Keeping

March 22, 2017

Capital Public Radio: A Democratic lawmaker presented two gun safety laws Tuesday that would seek to reduce gun theft and improve tracking of licensed weapons. The first, SB 464, requires store owners to better secure guns when the store is closed. The bill, drafted by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said guns should be taken out of display cases and locked in a safe or vault. Hill's other measure, SB 22, requires California law enforcement agencies to have written procedures for accounting of all guns in their possession in order to prevent the loss and theft of guns.

State Bill Requiring California Police to Disclose Surveillance Equipment Clears Its Frst Hurdle

March 21, 2017

Los AngelesTimes: Under the legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill police and sheriff's departments would have to submit a plan to local officials — and present it at an open hearing — on what surveillance technology they employ and how, including facial recognition software, drones and social media


Should Minors Be Allowed to Marry in California?

March 17, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Under 18 and want to get hitched? In California, you need signed permission from a single parent or legal guardian, an interview and approval from the court. Soon, you might need to wait until 18 no matter who signs off...Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said he is introducing the bill Friday in hopes of protecting all minors, and protecting women’s rights.

RCD Submits Pescadero Dredging Application

March 15, 2017

Half Moon Bay Review: The proposal has already earned the support of state Sen. Jerry Hill, state Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin and Marc Berman, as well as the State Coastal Conservancy, which paid for much of the dredge design work. San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley has also expressed support for the grant and requested $1 million in matching funds from the county, according to Nelson.

Erosion Takes Its Toll This Winter

March 15, 2017

Half Moon Bay Review: In February, Rep. Anna Eshoo toured the area with San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley and state Sen. Jerry Hill. On Jan. 26, Eshoo sent letters to the Federal Authority Management Agency and the Federal Highway Administration requesting assistance.

No One Behind the Wheel ...

March 13, 2017

Mountain View Voice: "California is serious about encouraging the development, testing and deployment of safe autonomous vehicles,” state Sen. Jerry Hill said in a statement. "The completion of the regulations is important so our state can maintain its leading edge in this competitive field.”

Sacramento Battle Over Telling Patients About Doctors’ Probation

March 12, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Hill said the doctor-patient relationship is eroded when doctors hide the fact that they are on probation. At a hearing last month in Sacramento on the medical board’s renewal, Hill pointed to examples of male doctors in his own San Mateo County who are required as part of their probation to have a third party in the room when seeing female patients.

Local Concerns? Hill, Mullin Holding Open House for Constituents Thursday

March 09, 2017

San Mateo Patch: State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin hold an open house for constituents from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, in San Mateo.

Bill Would Provide Funds to Buy Martins Beach Access: State Senator Seeks to Support State Lands Commission Should It Choose Eminent Domain

March 09, 2017

Daily Journal: As efforts to secure public access to the secluded Martins Beach wind through the courts, new legislation could prepare the state to pay the wealthy property owner if officials opt to proceed with eminent domain. Details were revealed Wednesday on a proposal by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to equip the State Lands Commission with funds to buy an easement at the contended property just south of Half Moon Bay.

Customers Seeing Red Over High Bills

March 09, 2017

Mercury News: Because of so many customer complaints, State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, directed his staff to research utility rates, usage, weather data and other information, using PG&E bills that customers provided. “What we saw was that the charges were correct, but we did notice that the system itself was failing us,” Hill said.