In the News

June 30, 2017

Los Angeles Times: The fate of Martins Beach holds great significance for Californians. Although they are not new, battles over public access to the beach have increased along with our state’s population and singular concentrations of wealth.

June 30, 2017

Governing Magazine: The state controller sits on the board, but other members, who are elected directly by voters in four separate districts, include ex-legislators who have chummy relations with their former colleagues. “It’s those relationships, I believe, that have kept reforms from happening,” says state Sen. Jerry Hill.

June 30, 2017

The Inertia: “This bill is not just about a beach in my Senate District, it’s about all of our constituents’ constitutional right to public beach access. This constitutional right is being threatened by a billionaire who wants a private beach,” Senator Hill said.

June 29, 2017

Los Angeles Daily News: In 2015, California lawmakers approved Senate Bill 34 and Senate Bill 741 to require law enforcement agencies wishing to use automatic license plate readers or cell phone intercept devices to put in place privacy and use policies. Both bills were introduced by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and have been signed into law. Now, Hill is back with SB 21, with the aim of expanding public notice requirements to all surveillance technologies.

June 29, 2017 The California Senate adjourned its session Thursday in memory of Chinese community leader Arnold C. Lee at the request of Senators Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco).

June 26, 2017

Mercury News: Voters in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County and San Francisco were asked in the poll if they would support a sales tax increase of one-eighth of a cent to double the ridership capacity of Caltrain — and 74 percent of the voters said they would, according to the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. The business group announced last week that it is sponsoring Senate Bill 797 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. The measure — supported by many state legislators from the Bay Area — would authorize county governments and transit authorities to place a 1/8-cent sales tax hike on a future ballot.

June 23, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Twenty-eight California state legislators, including the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and Assembly, signed a letter to Calvert urging that Congress reject Trump’s proposal to end federal funding.

June 22, 2017

Mercury News: Senate Bill 797 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would authorize county governments and transit authorities to place a 1/8-cent sales tax hike on a future ballot — amounting to an extra penny for every $8 spent.

June 22, 2017

Railway, Track & Structures: A group of California state legislators, led by State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), introduced legislation that would authorize the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which oversees Caltrain, to put a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure before the voters of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to fund the rail service's capital and operating costs.

June 21, 2017 Senate Bill 797 authorizes Caltrain’s operators to put a 1/8-cent sales tax before voters to fund rail service improvements and operations.