In the News

October 08, 2017

Los Angeles TImes: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law on Sunday to require passengers on commercial buses equipped with seat belts to use them...“This is common-sense legislation that will save lives,” Hill said in a statement.

October 08, 2017

Mercury News:“My goal with the legislation was to provide a quicker resolution to open the gate instead of waiting several more years for the landowner and his unlimited legal resources to appeal this all the way to the United States Supreme Court,” Hill said. 

October 07, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: A stronger measure would be forcing all three bureaus to offer free credit freezes and thaws for life...California Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said last week he will “introduce consumer protection legislation to make it free for Californians to lock down their credit by placing a freeze with the nation’s credit reporting agencies” when the state Legislature reconvenes in January.

October 07, 2017

Press Democrat: In 2008, Vinod Khosla, a venture capitalist and founder of Sun Microsystems, bought 89 acres of land south of Half Moon Bay that included a popular destination for surfers and sunbathers known as Martins Beach. The public had used the site for at least 70 years. But shortly after the sale, Khosla closed and locked the gate to the only road to the beach and made clear that the public was no longer welcome.

October 05, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Calls for a crackdown have echoed for years with an answer finally coming in the measure authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill.

October 04, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Months after an audit found widespread problems with the program providing disabled parking placards in California, GovernorJerry Brown on Wednesday approved legislation aimed at preventing fraud. "We must make sure the drivers who need this important program have access to the benefits it provides — and block scofflaws and fraudsters from gaming the system," said Senator Jerry Hill.

October 04, 2017

KCBS: A bill just signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will help California utility customers avoid unpleasant surprises in their monthly bills. State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo County) said the legislation he authored spreads the cost of gas and electricity out over a longer period of time.

October 03, 2017

Mercury News: Newly approved legislation could go a long way toward reforming the state Public Utilities Commission, which tumbled into disgrace for lax oversight of PG&E that contributed to a fatal explosion in San Bruno more than seven years ago, a lawmaker and consumer group said Tuesday. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 19, legislation authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill.

October 03, 2017

San Diego Union-Tribune: "This bill implements remaining reforms that were announced in 2016, but rest assured we have every expectation that the CPUC will continue to step up its efforts to improve its operations and performance as a regulator,” said Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who introduced the legislation.

October 01, 2017

Mercury News: If the measure is signed into law, said co-author Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, voters will know when they see or hear an ad: “Who’s paying for this, whose interests are being supported by it, and who has the most to gain?” But what may sound like a logical step toward more transparency in Sacramento is nothing less than revolutionary when politics are involved.