In the News

October 25, 2017

Mercury News: State Sen. Jerry Hill, one of the utility’s sharpest critics, said the audits raise questions about whether PG&E has made the strides needed in the years since the 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno for which it was found at fault.

October 21, 2017

Mercury News: Senator Hill called a special hearing after the Butte fire to address the delays in the PUC’s mapping project. And last year he pushed through Senate Bill 1028, which required utilities to file wildfire mitigation plans and charged the PUC with reviewing them.

October 21, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: And state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who has pushed to reform PG&E ever since the San Bruno blast, warned that he will try to break up the utility if its negligence caused the fires.

October 20, 2017

NBC Bay Area: State Sen. Jerry Hill was also troubled by the findings and wants to make sure regulators do a better job of monitoring the utility's repair efforts. “It was very shocking,” Hill said.

October 20, 2017

KQED: The law that could have led to charges for Woychowski was since strengthened through legislation authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill that took effect this year. Guns are now required to be locked in a container attached to the vehicle, so the container can’t simply be swiped. Leaving a weapon unsecured in a vehicle also now carries a potential $1,000 penalty.

October 19, 2017

Half Moon Bay Review: In February, state Sens. Mike McGuire and Jerry Hill sought to mitigate the impacts of this when they introduced Senate Bill 566. The legislation, known as the Warren-911 Emergency Assistance Act, would require telecommunications service providers to notify the Office of Emergency Services when there is an outage that affects 911 emergency telephone services in rural areas. 

October 18, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle:  State Sen. Jerry Hill, who has pushed to reform PG&E ever since the San Bruno blast, warned that he will try to break up the utility if its negligence caused the fires. The fires have displaced tens of thousands of people, killed at least 41 and incinerated entire neighborhoods of Santa Rosa. “If we find that in this particular case — and we don’t know the cause yet — then frankly I don’t think PG&E should do business in California anymore,” said Hill, D-San Mateo. “They’ve crossed the line too many times. They need to be dissolved in some way, split.”

October 18, 2017

SFist: A state senator is suggesting that PG&E will have to be broken up if it turns out to be found guilty of negligence in causing the wildfires that ripped through Northern California over the last nine days, and the first of what is likely to be a tsunami of lawsuits has been filed by a couple who lost their home to the Tubbs Fire.

October 16, 2017

EdSource: Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, and Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, negotiated a compromise in Hill’s SB 751.