In the News

September 07, 2017

Daily Journal: For the second year in a row, state Sen. Jerry Hill has authored a bill seeking to enhance requirements for how guns are stored in an effort to ward off thieves. Hill, D-San Mateo, said his most recent legislation was inspired by a local constituent who raised concerns after a string of burglaries involved suspects using vehicles to ram into gun stores and steal weapons.

September 06, 2017

GV Wire: A pilot program in California allows 15 community colleges to offer four-year degrees. Fresno City College is not on that list, and it won’t be for the time being. Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), had hoped to create more graduates with bachelor’s degrees. “This bill is about the future workforce in our state. … Community colleges account for more than half of undergraduate enrollment in California — open access, wide geographic distribution, and relatively low fees make them especially popular; however, only one in 10 community college students transfers to a four-year university.”

September 06, 2017

Capital Public Radio: Senators passed new security requirements at gun shops. Democratic Senator Jerry Hill authored the measure. “SB 464 updates the security standards for gun stores, to address the problem of smash-and-grab burglaries," Hill said. The bill would require gun store owners to choose between several options to lock up firearms, depending on a store’s layout.

September 03, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Legislation proposed by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would require the DMV to conduct quarterly audits of applications, in conjunction with state health boards. It would also make placard holders apply for renewals every four years and limit the number of replacement placards to two every two years.

September 02, 2017

Daily Journal: With a flurry of support from coastal advocates, state Sen. Jerry Hill now has two weeks to push legislation through the Assembly as he hopes to equip officials with the resources to buy access to the contended property.

September 01, 2017

Mercury News: Senate Bill 797, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is part of an effort to raise $100 million annually for the popular train that shuttles more than 60,000 riders on weekdays up and down the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose.

September 01, 2017

Mercury News: Senate Bill 42, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would set up a fund at the State Lands Commission to accept donations to take by eminent domain an easement over a pathway to Martins Beach in San Mateo County from Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla. The bill could end a battle that began nearly 10 years agowhen Khosla bought land around the beach and closed a gate that surfers, fishermen and families had used for generations to access it. “It’s time for the gate to open and the sign to read, `Public Welcome,'” Hill said in a statement Friday.

September 01, 2017

Daily Journal: “It certainly indicates and signifies that we’re in a crisis and that our constituents and the residents of California expect us to act,” Senator Hill said.

 

September 01, 2017

Los Angeles Times: In California today, a police or sheriff’s department could buy a fleet of drones or a set of surveillance cameras to monitor the community its employees have sworn to protect, yet not tell anyone — not even the local government. The secrecy, law enforcement officials argue, is crucial to the effectiveness of the technology in fighting crime. Yet it’s also the main reason state lawmakers should pass a bill by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) that would bring some badly needed transparency to the use of surveillance by state and local law enforcement agencies.

August 31, 2017

Los Altos Town Crier:  Local community leaders attended the celebration, including Los Altos Mayor Mary Prochnow (a former CSA board member), Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, state Assemblyman Marc Berman and state Sen. Jerry Hill. All bestowed congratulatory proclamations.