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December 05, 2017

Mercury: Four California lawmakers plan to introduce a bill in January to ensure that utilities cannot push the burden of their negligence onto customers. Sen. Jerry Hill, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on Gas, Electricity and Transportation Safety, is adamant that PG&E shareholders should absorb the costs if the utility is found to have acted in an irresponsible manner.

December 04, 2017

Malibu Patch: If you take a commercial bus like a Greyhound, you'll have to buckle up starting July 2018. Senate Bill 20 by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, requires passengers and drivers to wear seat belts. Anyone who violates this law will be forced to pay a $20 fine. If you violate the law more than once, you'll pay $50.

December 02, 2017

NBC Bay Area: “We now know that the CPUC has been blocking your efforts at every turn,” Sen. Jerry Hill, Assemblyman Kevin Mullin and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane wrote to Xavier Becerra. “CPUC’s lawyers have impeded your progress, refused to turn over documents, and filed motions to quash your search warrants,” their letter continued.

December 01, 2017

Orange County Register: “If the commission had sided with the utility companies, it could have set a dangerous precedent for the future of disaster cost recovery, or at the very least, created a perception of a precedent,” Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill said. “Today’s decision concludes a decade long process to rightly assign the costs of the tragic fires to the company responsible for causing them.”

November 30, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle:  State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said the commission “made the right decision.” “Although it was mentioned at the hearing that the decision was specific to the San Diego fires, and does not have applicability to other disasters, if the commission had sided with the utility companies, it could have set a dangerous precedent for the future of disaster cost recovery, or at the very least, created a perception of a precedent,” Hill said.

November 30, 2017

Mercury News: “I am relieved that the CPUC made the right decision to shield ratepayers from being burdened with the costs of the 2007 San Diego wildfires that were caused because San Diego Gas & Electric didn’t reasonably manage its power lines,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo.

November 30, 2017

Patch.com:  A group of middle school students in Cupertino  learned how to operate an important tool they hope they'll never have to use: an automated external defibrillator...

November 25, 2017

Daily Journal: Hill, D-San Mateo, is looking for budding bill makers to submit ideas as part of his Senate District 13 constituent contest where the best proposals could make it into California’s 2018 legislative session. Entries can be ideas for new statewide laws, as well proposals to repeal or revise existing rules.

November 22, 2017

NBC Bay Area: State Senator Jerry Hill said the troubling inspection findings point to a major safety breakdown that occurred under the noses PUC’s own safety regulators. “It’s indicative of the problems that we see,” he said. “One hand doesn’t know what the other one’s doing in many cases.”

November 22, 2017

Pactch.com: State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, encouraged Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents this week to submit their bill ideas to his 10th Annual "Oughta Be a Law...Or Not Contest." The deadline for contest entries is Jan. 12, 2018.