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July 13, 2017

Daily Journal: The report highlights potential shifts in statewide regulations. Pending legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, seeks to build off another law he authored by requiring cities and counties to host public meetings and craft a Surveillance Use Policy. The goal is to balance public safety with civil liberties while holding law enforcement agencies accountable to properly handling sensitive data. 

July 12, 2017

NBC Bay Area -- While lawmakers were scheduled to vote on a bill reauthorizing the Medical Board of California, a lack of support for the proposed reforms resulted in a stalemate. Lawmakers opted not to cast their votes on the bill, which now threatens the very existence of the medical board. “There are some in the Legislature that would rather support and protect doctors than patients,” said Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. “That’s what we saw today.”

July 12, 2017

Newsmax: California is that rare state where a young woman must be 18 before she can legally consent to have sex, but she can marry at any age with permission from her parents and a judge’s order. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Calif. Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, thought that was contradictory so he set about to reconcile the law. I’m happy to report his idea of reconciling matched mine. He wanted to prohibit child marriage.

July 11, 2017

NBC Bay Area: Los Altos-resident Aliesa Bahri, 17, first approached Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, about the issue after hearing about a coerced marriage between an adult and minor.

July 11, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Twenty-eight lawmakers in the California Legislature, including leaders from both parties, have urged Calvert to protect the earthquake early warning system. Members of Congress from Southern California to the Canadian border say the system is crucial to public safety.

July 11, 2017

ABC 7/KGO TV: State Senator Jerry Hill addressed the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Sacramento Tuesday morning as he seeks final passage of SB 42, which would create a fund to collect up to $1 million in public and private funds, including funds from nonprofits, to acquire right-of-way or an easement to allow public access to the beach.

July 10, 2017

KPCC/Southern California: There is currently no age limit for marriages in California. Right now the requirements for minors who want to tie the knot are parental consent and a court order. State senator Jerry Hill proposed a bill that would bar marriage for anyone under 18. SB273 is still moving through legislative committees, but a number of amendments have removed the age limit completely – in it’s current form, the bill adds more oversight from family courts before marriage to a juvenile can be approved.

July 08, 2017

KGO Radio 810: What do you think? Should patients be notified when doctors are placed on probation? What about nurses, nurses who are fired for offenses that endanger patients? California Senator Jerry Hill is joining us, we’re going to talk about a couple of bills he’s written: SB 798 and SB 799.

July 06, 2017

PBS Frontline: Over the last two years, Democratic and Republican lawmakers in California and across the nation have been grappling with whether to rewrite decades-old laws that have allowed thousands of minors to marry legally. Lawmakers in 11 states have proposed measures to raise the minimum marriage age. So far, four bills have succeeded.

July 06, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: A Bay Area legislator was shocked when he learned from a young constituent that while Californians cannot legally consent to sex until they are 18, they can — with the permission of a parent and a judge’s order — get married at any age, even if their spouse is many years older. “I thought, that can’t be true in California,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat from San Mateo.