In the News

March 14, 2018 Senator Jerry Hill authored SB465, and his office is presently now drafting legislation on settlement reporting based in part on this study.

March 12, 2018

Climate Liability News: “I’m finding that utilities are trying to confuse the issue,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, who chairs the subcommittee on gas, electricity and transportation safety. “Climate change might have spread the fires more quickly, but it didn’t start the fires.”

March 12, 2018

The Union: At every opportunity, President Trump does whatever he thinks might harm California. When Trump first threatened to cut the federal contribution to ( the earthquake early warning systems) state lawmakers led by Democratic Sens. Robert Hertzberg of Van Nuys and Jerry Hill of San Mateo proposed $23 million in state money to keep the project going.

March 12, 2018 In California, SB-1127 would allow primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana to qualified patients ages K-12. Sen. Jerry Hill addressed the possibility of allowing nurses to administer medical marijuana: “The problem of asking school personnel to administer what today is a federal crime is not something I think we should be doing…That’s why a parent would administer it.”

March 06, 2018

Eureka Times-Standard: A bill introduced by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) would allow school children who rely on medical cannabis to take their medication at school — providing the consumption is not through smoke or vapor. SB 1127 would allow a parent or guardian to administer the cannabis product to students with special needs or severe disabilities. The cannabis would be typically taken in the form of oil, capsules, tinctures liquids or topical creams.

March 06, 2018

Ukiah Daily Journal:  Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) and Senators Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) and Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) co-chaired the meeting at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center, which consisted of three formal presentations and an opportunity for the public to address state and local lawmakers and cannabis business members.

March 05, 2018

Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, also was reticent to take a position on the most recent bill, with an assumption it will continue to take shape over the coming weeks and months. “It’s hard to really have an opinion on something that is not really what it will be eventually,” he said. He did note though the bill, as constructed, stands to offer a profound effect on the communities he represents.

March 04, 2018

Lompoc Record: Senate Bill 1406 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will extend the community college baccalaureate-degree pilot program, currently underway at 15 California colleges, through 2022.

March 01, 2018

EdSource: The chairman of the state Senate’s budget subcommittee on education and three other Democratic senators [including Senator Jerry Hill] are proposing to add $1.2 billion to what Gov. Jerry Brown is budgeting for the Local Control Funding Formula. It’s the first stake in the ground in what could be protracted negotiations over ongoing education spending in the governor’s final state budget.

February 21, 2018

Orange County Register: In theory, at least, California’s law enforcement agencies are bound by state law to report to lawmakers and the public on their use of various surveillance technologies. That law was written by a San Francisco Peninsula legislator who frequently is on the side of full disclosure of policing methods, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. Last year Hill tried to improve those disclosure laws…that bill was put into Never-Never Land in a committee because legislative colleagues of Hill’s thought it would cost too much. But now Hill is bringing back legislation to require law enforcement agencies in California to fully list all of their surveillance equipment and to create public policies for their use of the technology.