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May 23, 2018

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Two bills that would bring transparency to records relating to police and physician misconduct are being considered this week in the California Legislature. Both should be approved. SB 1448, the Patient’s Right to Know Act, is up for a key committee vote this week. The bill would allow patients to be informed if their doctor has been placed on probation. California presently only requires physicians placed on probation, even in cases of gross negligence, to inform their insurance carriers and the clinics or hospitals where they practice about their professional status. But they don’t have to tell the people who should know: their patients.

May 22, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Lawmakers [Senators Wiener and Hill and Assemblymember Ting] who are once again pushing for a ban on gun shows at the Cow Palace may have an ace up their sleeves — the aging exhibition hall’s roof.

May 22, 2018

Los Angeles Times: The scandal is also drawing scrutiny in Sacramento. Prompted by the revelations about Tyndall, state Sen. Jerry Hill announced Tuesday that he will hold a hearing next month into the reporting of sexual misconduct in the medical profession.

May 22, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Probation only results when investigations have turned up evidence of misconduct. Yet efforts to require physicians to inform their patients that they have been placed on probation — and why — have gone nowhere. The medical board has refused to force them to, and last year a bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) to bypass the board and put those requirements into law was blocked after intense lobbying by physicians' associations. Hill is back with the proposal again year, and it faces opposition once again.

May 22, 2018

Patch.com: The Peninsula's state senator wants to look into sexual misconduct reporting in the medical profession.

May 21, 2018

KGO-TV: Bay Area politicians are making a new push to ban gun shows after the latest mass shooting at an American school. "It does not make sense to continue to have these gun shows at the cow palace right in the heart of our community," State Senator Scott Weiner said. "It will not stop the next Santa Fe but what it will stop is California profiting and glamorinzg the retail sale of guns in our community," State Senator Jerry Hill said.

May 14, 2018

Marijuana.com: Introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill, SB 1273 would also make it an infraction for those younger than 21 to have “any detectable quantity of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in his or her body.”

May 12, 2018

Daily Journal: For [Senator Jerry] Hill, advocating for increased funding for K-12 schools so students are prepared to join the local economy is expected to be a priority, noting even fully funding schools today is not keeping pace with their rising costs. “We’re giving them more money, but their costs have gone up faster than their revenue when you look at the pension costs they are saddled with and the special education [programs], costs have outpaced the increased revenues,” he said.

May 08, 2018

Southern California Public Radio KPCC: “This rental market is not quite as welcoming as it used to be, and we’ve seen examples of landlords discriminating against veterans and people on active duty,” said State Senator Jerry Hill of San Mateo and Santa Clara. “When I see an injustice, I get mad.”

May 07, 2018

Patch.com: State Senator Jerry Hill is hosting a community "Java with Jerry" in Foster City.