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BART's Tab For Legal Fight in Worker Deaths Could Top $500K

April 18, 2017

NBC Bay Area: BART asserts regulators have no power to fine the transit agency based on violations of BART rules. State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) says BART should stop wasting time and money and “get over it.”

Video of 2013 Fatal BART Accident Reveals Safety Lapses

April 13, 2017

NBC Bay Area: “They are blaming the victims for this,” says Sen. Jerry Hill, who has long been a vocal safety advocate in the legislature. “I think it’s shameful ... it really is.”

Bay Area State Senator Introduces Bill to Lower Your Winter PG&E Bill

April 11, 2017

KRON: State Sen. Jerry Hill has introduced a bill that could bring some relief to customers.

PG&E Gas-Bill Spikes are Targeted by Proposed Legislation

April 10, 2017

Mercury News: Customers of PG&E and other big utilities would gain relief from wild gyrations in natural gas bills during winter under proposed legislation, state Sen. Jerry Hill, the bill’s author, said Monday.

Matier in the Morning: Road Repair Bill

April 09, 2017

CBS SF Bay Area: KPIX 5's Phil Matier spoke with State Senator Jerry Hill about the passage of the new gas tax.

Opinion: California Smartly Moves to Bring Checks and Balances to Surveillance

April 08, 2017

Orange County Register: A bill sponsored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would require police and sheriff’s departments to explain to local officials how they use surveillance technology like facial recognition programs and social media trackers.

Opinion: Business and Labor in Silicon Valley Agree on Need to Fix Roads

April 07, 2017

San Jose Mercury News: We want to thank Senator Jim Beall, the legislation’s sponsor, as well as the members of our local delegation who supported its passage: Senators Bill Monning, Jerry Hill, Bob Weickowski and Assemblymembers Evan Low, Ash Kalra, Marc Berman, Kansen Chu, Mark Stone and Anna Caballero.

Lawmakers Advance Proposal to Increase Gas Taxes and Vehicle Fees to Fund California Road Repairs

April 03, 2017

Los Angeles Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) was among the committee members who voted for the bill. “The tax hasn’t increased in 23 years,” Hill said. “I think this is a reasonable approach in trying to balance the need with the demand.”

Guest Perspective: Working Together for Better Transportation

April 03, 2017

Daily Journal: Now, in the face of tremendous needs, a profound and unprecedented opportunity exists — a convergence of state, regional and local funding initiatives that could enable truly transformative transit improvements. Thankfully, our local state representatives — Senators Jerry Hill and Scott Weiner, and Assemblymen Kevin Mullin, Marc Berman and Phil Ting — are working side by side with Gov. Jerry Brown and Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly on a comprehensive transportation funding package for California announced just last week.

State Senate Bill Requiring Seatbelt Use for Bus Passengers Advances

March 29, 2017

NBC Bay Area: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat representing San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, said Senate Bill 20 will close a loophole in federal safety standards that requires new busses to be equipped with seatbelts but does not require passengers to wear them.