In the News

June 27, 2018

Half Moon Bay Review: The California state budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday includes money for two projects near and dear to many Coastisders — a county park at Tunitas Creek Beach and public access to Martin's Beach.State Sen. Jerry Hill and Assemblymen Kevin Mullin and Marc Berman are expected to gather with representatives of POST and the Surfrider Foundation at Tunitas Creek Beach on Friday.

June 23, 2018

Mercury News: Under state law, the utility is financially responsible for property damage caused by its equipment, even if investigators can’t prove negligence, such as failures to trim trees or maintain equipment. PG&E wants that changed to reflect what company CEO Geisha Williams calls the “new normal.” It is that message that lobbyists are pushing on law and policy makers far from public view, said Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, a PG&E critic who has repeatedly said the company is trying duck responsibility for its failures.

June 21, 2018

Mercury News: PG&E also believes it’s been victimized by climate change and what it claims is a tendency towards more ferocious fire seasons.“PG&E is trying every trick in the book to blame everyone and everything but themselves,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill.. “They are still violating state law. To blame climate change is absurd.”

June 19, 2018

KRON 4: California is one step closer to a first-in-the-nation law that would require doctors to notify patients if they've been on probation for sexual misconduct. The bill is championed by the victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

June 19, 2018

Consumer Watchdog: Survivors of physician sexual assault, including Olympic and Michigan State University athletes abused by team doctor Larry Nassar, and public interest advocates including Consumer Watchdog, testified in support of SB 1448, to require physicians to inform their patients when they are on probation for causing egregious patient harm.

June 19, 2018

WILX News 10: “Patients have been kept in the dark far too long," said Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. "They have a right to know whether their doctor is on probation for a serious offense, so they can make informed decisions about their medical care.”

June 19, 2018

KNX News Radio: Senator Jerry Hill says the Patient's Right to Know Act would require doctors on probation for sexual, or other serious misconduct to tell their patients.

June 18, 2018

Los Angeles Times: In his testimony in Sacramento to a committee chaired by state Sen. Jerry Hill, attorney Keith Carlson suggested that dealing with Tyndall quietly as a human resources matter was “far more efficient” than pursuing the sort of “peer review and investigation that often results in a report to the medical board.”

June 18, 2018

San Diego Union-Tribune: Before any Assembly votes on SB 1088, its critics’ concerns must be fully addressed. It’s worth noting that one of the senators who opposed the measure was Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, a lawmaker with a long history of defending utility ratepayers.

June 15, 2018

CBS LA: State Senator Jerry Hill  is holding the hearing on the Reporting of Sexual Misconduct Complains in the Medical Profession. [Watch Senate video of the hearing.]