In the News

May 16, 2017

KQED California Report: While cyborg law enforcement officers are still science fiction, many of the tools utilized by law enforcement have a distinctly futuristic ring to them. Bay Area state Senator Jerry Hill is trying to pass laws that would extend current privacy rules to all current technologies.

May 16, 2017

Daily Journal: “Overall the revise is a win for schools,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D- San Mateo, while pointing to $500 million set aside for low-income child care and preschool services as well as additional one-time payments.

May 15, 2017

San Diego Union-Tribune: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has been a frequent critic of the utilities commission. He said Monday that the changes proposed by the governor are a good idea.

May 14, 2017

NBC Bay Area: “When a doctor goes on probation, they have to notify the hospital they’re affiliated with, they have to notify their insurance company, but they don’t have to notify the most important part of the health care continuum, which is the patient,” Sen. Jerry Hill said.

May 14, 2017

CBS SF Bay Area: A state audit showed the DMV has issued handicap parking placards to dead people. Phil Matier discussed handicap parking permits with state Senator Jerry Hill.

May 12, 2017

Daily Journal: Lawmakers representing San Mateo County in the state’s Capitol were cautiously optimistic following the governor’s updated budget proposal that included increased spending for child care, education and transportation. However, there’s a long road ahead as they seek to balance federal uncertainties with hopes for meaningful solutions to address the housing crisis.

May 11, 2017

Inquirer: State Senator Jerry Hill is introducing legislation to help the Department of Motor Vehicles curb abuses of disabled placards and license plates.

May 11, 2017

East Bay Times This week, the state Senate, on a 38-0 vote, passed a bill that would ease the threat. While the legislation doesn’t go far enough, it’s a start that lawmakers of both parties should embrace. The legislation, SB 751, introduced by Sens. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, now moves to the Assembly, where members truly concerned about education would pass it.

May 10, 2017

San Bernardino County Sun: Democratic Sens. Jerry Hill of San Mateo and Steve Glazer of Orinda have introduced a bill, SB715, which would increase the cap from 6 percent to 17 percent and exempt small and basic aid school districts from the requirements. In a positive sign, SB715 passed the Senate on a unanimous 38-0 vote on Monday, and now heads to the Assembly.

May 10, 2017 State Senator Jerry Hill wants to stop Californians from abusing the use of state-issued disabled placards and license plates. To do so, he's introducing new legislation to help the DMV rein in abuses of the system from those who may be using a permit that wasn't their own or obtained the placard illegally.