In the News

January 18, 2018

ABC 7/KGO-TV: The report was mandated by a 2014 law (Senate Bill 699), introduced by State Senator Jerry Hill, who tells ABC7 News he's pleased with the recommendations in the report.

January 16, 2018

CBS SF Bay Area/KPIX-TV: State Senator Jerry Hill, a longtime critic of PG&E and the state Public Utilities Commission, wants to make sure that money ends up back in customers’ hands.

January 16, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: The commission’s comments came after state Sen. Jerry Hill, who chairs a subcommittee that deals with utility issues, sent the commission a letter Tuesday saying the companies stood to reap “untold savings” from the federal tax changes. He urged the commission to figure out how much the utilities will save and lower customers’ monthly bills accordingly.

January 16, 2018 State Senator Jerry Hill urged the California Public Utilities Commission in a letter today to ensure that utilities reaping a windfall in savings from federal tax cuts to corporations pass those savings along to ratepayers.

January 13, 2018

ABC 7/KGO-TV: Multiple layers of accountability are a priority for California State Senator Jerry Hill. He recently co-authored a new bill to beef up the state's alert system after so many people failed to receive a warning about the North Bay wildfires. "You need a process where it takes a couple of people to make that decision, those people are there, so you don't have the chance and take the chance of having a false alarm," said Hill.

January 13, 2018

Madera Tribune: Bus safety is coming into line with automobile safety under a law authored by Sen. Jerry Hill that takes effect immediately. Bus drivers must inform “unbuckled” passengers to buckle up. If a passenger refuses, there is a $20 fine for a first offense, $50 for repeat offenses.

January 11, 2018

Sacramento Bee: Senator McGuire’s Senate Bill 833, introduced with Sens. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would set statewide protocols for emergency alerts, and require every county to adopt compatible systems.

January 11, 2018

San Mateo Daily Journal: Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said tax reform is long overdue and emphasized Brown can still use his tenure to make a difference. “It's difficult to do because you will always have winners and losers, but he has the political skill and the public support to be able to succeed in doing that.”

January 09, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: “The PUC continues to blow through deadlines,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who will hold a hearing in Santa Rosa on Jan. 26 to discuss fire safety measures for utilities. If the map isn’t adopted until July, “We’ll miss another fire season, and God knows what’ll happen then,” Hill said.

January 06, 2018

Press Democrat: A bill introduced by state lawmakers would prohibit electric utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. from passing on to ratepayers litigation costs or fines associated with their own negligence, creating protections for consumers in the wake of the October wildfires…SB 819 only bars utilities from passing on costs if they have been found to have acted irresponsibly, said the bill’s author, state Sen. Jerry Hill.