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December 27, 2012 The legislation requires ignition interlock devices on vehicles after a second DUI conviction.

December 21, 2012

Los Angeles Times: President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg gave committee chairmanships to four of the 10 rookie senators, including former Assemblyman Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), who was appointed chairman of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and the Democratic Caucus.

December 20, 2012

The Oakland Tribune: Democratic legislators are making it known that they won't soon forget the mystery $11 million donation laundered through three out-of-state political groups into California ballot battles last month.

December 20, 2012

Huffington Post: California regulators on Thursday unanimously approved a two-year Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rate increase of $299 million to help pay for pipeline inspection and upgrade costs in the wake of the fatal 2010 gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay area suburb.

December 20, 2012

NBC Bay Area: One resident said: "They blew up our town, they killed eight people, and here we are giving them cash"

December 19, 2012 PUC to Vote on Ratepayers’ Share of the $2.2 Billion PG&E Gas Pipeline Repair Plan

December 19, 2012 State Sen. Jerry Hill announced Wednesday that he is proposing a law that would severely curb the financial authority of the president of the state Public Utilities Commission.

December 19, 2012

San Francisco Examiner: Electricity rates could increase if the California Public Utilities Commission approves a plan to fund a $152 million research project by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The cost and the project itself are strongly opposed by The Utility Reform Network, along with state legislators who say the commission’s president is too close to the project to cast a vote.

December 13, 2012

Los Altos Patch: Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is encouraging Peninsula residents to participate in his fifth annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” constituent bill idea contest.

September 06, 2012

San Mateo Daily Journal: Utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric Company says it's transforming itself into a company with safety emerging as its clear cultural cornerstone. But Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said the company is doing the “little things” and has yet to take firm action on testing and replacing its aging pipe transmission lines.