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July 17, 2018

Mercury News: “This is shameful behavior by PG&E, to be pushing this bill,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, a frequent critic of the utility. The fresh push by PG&E in Sacramento to ward off financial burdens arising from the North Bay wildfires didn’t shock Hill. “Bankruptcy is being used as a bogeyman so PG&E can force the Legislature to bow down and do what the company wants,” Sen. Hill said.

July 17, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said his office has received 25 complaints about the DMV since April — five times the number it typically gets in an entire year. “It’s an embarrassment for all of us, that our constituents are going through this. Waiting in line eight hours is outrageous and unacceptable,” he said.

July 17, 2018

San Mateo Daily Journal: Should voters deny the development proposal officials believe it is likely that state lawmakers will pass legislation deferring to the developer’s vision for the site in an attempt to help solve the Bay Area’s housing crisis. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D- San Mateo, crafted draft legislation previously working toward such an end and some believe he would introduce it again if voters blocked the housing

July 15, 2018

CBS 5/KPIX: “You can buy the land around the beach, but you can’t deny access to the beach. You can’t block the road; you can’t close it off,” explained State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo). ”You have to allow the public to enjoy the beach, to make it to the beach, to be able to recreate on the beach.”

July 13, 2018

CALMatters/WHATMatters: Attorneys for the Legislature are casting doubt on lawmakers’ authority to relieve utilities of their liability for future wildfires caused by power lines.The legislators’ lawyers said courts are the final arbiter of the Constitution and legislators cannot pass a mere statute that conflicts with a judicial interpretation of the Constitution. Sen. Jerry Hill asked for the opinion to determine whether lawmakers could alter inverse condemnation law.

July 10, 2018

Sacramento Bee
By Caitlin Chen

Among the hundreds of bills on the Legislature's agenda for August are ones that would make key changes in the lives of California health care workers. Here are five to watch:

Senate Bill 1448, introduced by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, requires doctors on probation for egregious reasons to inform their patients.

July 08, 2018

CBS 5/KPIX: Will the devastating Wine Country wildfires lead to higher gas and electric bills? Phil Matier talks with state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo).

 

July 08, 2018

CBS 5/KPIX: KPIX 5's Phil Matier asks state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) to explain how the progress to tax sugary drinks in California was derailed.

 

July 08, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: [Senator Hill] said the district he represents should do all it can for kids like Jorgito, principally by providing them legal representation and supporting family caregivers who take them in. But, he asked: “How many children have to go through hell before we figure this out?”

July 07, 2018

Mercury News: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, notes that the greatest danger is the political challenge for the Legislature to alter any of the committee’s major proposals.