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November 06, 2017

NBC Bay Area: "It is pure negligence. How many people have to die? How many more killings will there be?" said State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. "Crimes will be committed because of weapons left in law enforcement vehicles."

November 06, 2017

KTVU: "You can't legislate common sense," Hilll said. "What we're seeing is actions that indicate that people aren't getting the message, their officers are not getting the message that they have a responsibility to secure those weapons in a way that they can't be stolen and then used in a crime."

November 05, 2017

ABC 7 News:  State Senator Jerry Hill is flabbergasted. He passed legislation in 2016, requiring both citizens and police officers to store and secure handguns in cars. "You can't legislate common sense. Law enforcement officials are not getting it. You have to secure these weapons, we need to do something to make this happen," said Senator Jerry Hill.

November 03, 2017

Daily Democrat: “This is outrageous that PG&E is seeking a rate hike,” Senator Hill said. “Where I draw the line is if it was shown that it was due to their negligence, as was the case in previous tragedies, then ratepayers should not be held liable for PG&E’s negligence.”

November 02, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: State Sen. Jerry Hill wants the potential role of these devices examined. “Frankly, not turning off the reclosers could have started many if not all of the fires,” said Hill, D-San Mateo.

November 01, 2017

NBC Bay Area: Two years ago, State Sen. Jerry Hill asked whether PG&E would follow the example of the states’ other two major utilities in vowing to idle their reclose technology during periods of high fire danger.

November 01, 2017

Chico Enterprise-Record:If that’s ever proven, one state senator demanded, PG&E should be broken up. Said Democrat Jerry Hill of San Mateo, a persistent thorn in utilities’ sides, “If we find that in this particular case — and we don’t know the cause yet — then frankly I don’t think PG&E should do business in California any more,” he said.

November 01, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Wiener, Beall and Hill each said Tuesday that they support whistle-blower protections for legislative employees and would vote in favor of Melendez’s bill if given the chance.

November 01, 2017

Huffington Post: “This practice is an outrage,” state Sen. Jerry Hill, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said in a statement. “Victims of devastating fires and other customers should not be forced to pay for the mistakes made by utilities. It’s time to stop allowing utilities to push the burden of their negligence onto the backs of customers.”

October 31, 2017

NBC Bay Area: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said he was glad that the state regulators acted quickly to release PG&E’s fire incident reports, but was taking a wait and see attitude about the events of that night. “What we’re seeing is the first blush, what PG&E’s first impression of what happened,” Hill said. “And we will know far more when the full investigation is completed.”