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Bill Tackles Drugged Drivers

February 22, 2017

Half Moon Bay Review: State Sen. Jerry Hill has authored a bill aimed at drivers who are impaired from a combined use of alcohol and any drug, including marijuana.

PG&E Uses Safety, Financial Performance to Reward Executives

February 17, 2017

Mercury News: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat whose San Mateo County district includes San Bruno, said safety benchmarks will work — but only if the state Public Utilities Commission properly supervises PG&E. “If the safety metrics are good, then great, but if they present a low bar, then it is a giveaway that does not incentivize safety,” Hill said. “The PUC, which approves funds for employee incentives in general rate cases, should be determining this question.”

Senator Dodd Introduces Bill to Boost Teacher Credentialing

February 17, 2017

Highland Community News: Senator Dodd’s bill authorizes community colleges to offer a teacher credentialing program, subject to accreditation by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and approval by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. The bipartisan bill is co-authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Senators Jerry Hill, Mike McGuire, and Joel Anderson.

Tanforan Internment Memorial Moving Ahead

February 17, 2017

Daily Journal: While acknowledging the anniversary of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signing an executive order clearing the way for internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, locals are raising funds to honor those held in San Bruno.

Bill Introduced to Increase Security at California Gun Stores

February 16, 2017

SF Examiner: The bill was introduced by Senator Jerry Hill, as part of his yearly contest “Ought Be a Law…Or Not.” The submission on gun store security was sent in by Redwood City resident Anthony Lazarus, who said a gun store theft on the Peninsula prompted him to enter the contest. During the incident, thieves made off with a number of weapons after driving a car into the front door of the gun store.

PG&E Rate Hikes Have Locals in Shock

February 16, 2017

The Record-Bee: California State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) has said he intends to launch an investigation into the gas and electric rate increases, telling the San Jose Mercury News, “There’s something wrong.”

Editorial: Keep One Eye on the Skies, Another on the Government, as Rain Falls

February 15, 2017

Half Moon Bay Review: California is perhaps not top of mind for federal officials these days. That isn’t stopping our elected officials from pointing to various crises brought by an abnormally wet winter. Over the weekend, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, state Sen. Jerry Hill, San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley and others toured the Santa Cruz Mountains. They promised help from local, state and federal officials after mudslides, road closures, and tears in the very earth that holds lives together in recent days.

Increasing Power Bills Shock Vallejo Residents

February 15, 2017

Times Herald: One California lawmaker, Senator Jerry Hill, says “something’s wrong” with the system and has called for an investigation into the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the state regulatory entity that is supposed to protect against price gouging. “What we’re going to do is talk to the PUC, look at some examples of excessive rates and see how it happened,” Sen. Hill said. “What’s the justification? Was it legal?"


Another Deluge on the Way - Officials Tour Storm Damage in Mountains

February 15, 2017

Half Moon Bay Review: On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo along with state Sen. Jerry Hill, San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley and the county’s Public Works Director Jim Porter toured the affected area. Hill said he remembers when the storms in 1998 left similar damage. Hill helped work on a solution that secured that portion of the slide, but now a neighboring section was moving. “It was devastating to see the three homes that have been red tagged,” Hill said.

Visiting Colorado Governor Talks Pot Challenges

February 14, 2017

Ventura County Star: California faces challenges determining how to enforce laws prohibiting driving under the influence of marijuana, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said. "There is no real quantifiable, definitive impairment level as there is with our alcohol," Hill said. "That's been the criticism or the challenge that we've been faced with here in terms of defining what impairment would be."