In the News

September 21, 2017

The Independent: Support for the acquisition has come from Alameda County, the Livermore City Council, East Bay Regional Park District, Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District, Alameda County Resource Conservation District, as well as Senators Steve Glazer, Jim Beall, Nancy Skinner, Jerry Hill, Scott Wiener, Bob Wieckowski, Bill Dodd, and Cathleen Galgiani; Assembly members Catharine Baker, Tim Grayson, Rob Bonta, Kansen Chu, Kevin Mullin, Phil Ting, Marc Levine, Marc Berman, and Tony Thurmond.

September 19, 2017

KTVU: A rookie San Francisco sheriff's deputy is out of a job after someone stole the duty weapon he had left in a parked rental car, just days after SFPD revealed that a personal gun stolen from an officer's off-duty car was used in a homicide. We get reaction from State Sen. Jerry Hill, who authored legislation requiring cops to safely store their guns, and attorney Frank Pitre, who represents the families of two other victims shot dead with stolen law-enforcement weapons.

September 19, 2017

Sacramento Bee: The Firearms Policy Coalition is among the groups now lobbying Gov. Jerry Brown to veto measures like Senate Bill 464, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, requiring new security measures for storing inventory at gun shops, and Assembly Bill 1525, by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, R-Dublin, updating the warning labels displayed on firearm packaging and in businesses.

September 19, 2017

Mercury News: Meanwhile, a bill that would ease the state’s ability to take a public easement over the road by eminent domain cleared the Legislature and is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. That bill, SB 42, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would set up a State Lands Commission fund that could accept private donations to pay for the easement, which the commission appraised at $360,000.

September 18, 2017

San Diego Union-Tribune: “I trust both appointees will make safety, transparency and rate fairness for consumers top priorities,” Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said in a statement.

September 18, 2017

YubaNet.com: “Every Californian who cares about the integrity and honesty of our electoral process owes AB 249 authors Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin and Assemblymember Marc Levine a huge ‘thank you’, along with Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senators Ben Allen, Jerry Hill, and Henry Stern, without whose leadership this victory wouldn’t have been possible,” said Trent Lange, President of the California Clean Money Campaign.

September 18, 2017

Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, authored two bills enabling local officials to ask voters for increased sales taxes dedicated to Peninsula transit.

September 17, 2017

Daily Post: One of the measures that passed, Senate Bill 42 by Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, creates an account at the State Lands Commission that can accept funds if and when the state uses eminent domain to seize a road to restore public access to Martins Beach, south of Half Moon Bay. The road was closed when billionaire Vinod Khosla bought a beach estate there in 2009, causing consternation among beachgoers.

September 17, 2017

EdSource: Reserve Cap: Deal Reached: Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, a CTA ally, and Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, on behalf of the school groups, negotiated the compromise in Hill’s SB 751:

September 16, 2017

Press Democrat: Senate Bill 65 prohibits smoking or eating marijuana by drivers or passengers in a motor vehicle. A violation carries a $70 fine. The bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, parallels existing law against drinking alcohol or having an open container in a vehicle.