In the News

March 18, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E lobbyists are seeking state legislation that would exempt utility companies from the doctrine [of inverse condemnation], said Sen. Jerry Hill. “They want it done before the investigations are complete and the causes have been identified,” said Hill, D-San Mateo.

March 15, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Asking the highest court to declare the California Coastal Act unconstitutional doesn't just threaten a cherished and sound law that establishes the public's access to its beaches, it could erode efforts to provide that kind of coastal access across the nation.

March 15, 2018

East County Today: SB 822 is co-authored by Senators Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), Bill Dodd (D-Napa), Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Bill Monning (D-Carmel), and Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and Assemblymembers Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), and Phil Ting (D-San Francisco.)


March 14, 2018 Senator Jerry Hill authored SB465, and his office is presently now drafting legislation on settlement reporting based in part on this study.

March 12, 2018

Climate Liability News: “I’m finding that utilities are trying to confuse the issue,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, who chairs the subcommittee on gas, electricity and transportation safety. “Climate change might have spread the fires more quickly, but it didn’t start the fires.”

March 12, 2018

The Union: At every opportunity, President Trump does whatever he thinks might harm California. When Trump first threatened to cut the federal contribution to ( the earthquake early warning systems) state lawmakers led by Democratic Sens. Robert Hertzberg of Van Nuys and Jerry Hill of San Mateo proposed $23 million in state money to keep the project going.

March 12, 2018 In California, SB-1127 would allow primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana to qualified patients ages K-12. Sen. Jerry Hill addressed the possibility of allowing nurses to administer medical marijuana: “The problem of asking school personnel to administer what today is a federal crime is not something I think we should be doing…That’s why a parent would administer it.”

March 05, 2018

Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, also was reticent to take a position on the most recent bill, with an assumption it will continue to take shape over the coming weeks and months. “It’s hard to really have an opinion on something that is not really what it will be eventually,” he said. He did note though the bill, as constructed, stands to offer a profound effect on the communities he represents.

March 04, 2018

Lompoc Record: Senate Bill 1406 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will extend the community college baccalaureate-degree pilot program, currently underway at 15 California colleges, through 2022.

March 01, 2018

EdSource: The chairman of the state Senate’s budget subcommittee on education and three other Democratic senators [including Senator Jerry Hill] are proposing to add $1.2 billion to what Gov. Jerry Brown is budgeting for the Local Control Funding Formula. It’s the first stake in the ground in what could be protracted negotiations over ongoing education spending in the governor’s final state budget.