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February 09, 2018 A California lawmaker has introduced a bill aiming to pass any savings to utilities from recent federal tax changes back to consumers. Sen. Jerry Hill Thursday introduced SB 1028, which would require the Public Utilities Commission to adjust the rates charged by utilities like Pacific Gas and Electric so any tax savings would be passed along to customers.

February 08, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: The bill — SB 1028, from state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo — would apply to companies that provide electricity, gas, water or in some cases telephone services. It would require the California Public Utilities Commission, which oversees such companies, to adjust customers’ rates within 90 days of determining how much each utility will save.

February 03, 2018

Daily Journal: Acknowledging the new tax plan hit wealthier taxpayers in high-tax states, Hill said state legislators have been crafting bills aimed at softening its impact. “That’s one area where the state and can do something about that to help Californians,” he said.

February 03, 2018

Mercury News and East Bay Times Editorial Boards

Three years have passed since then state Attorney General Kamala Harris opened an investigation of Michael Peevey’s atrocious behavior as president of the California Public Utilities Commission.

The lack of action on the case begs the question: Has it been swept under the rug?

February 02, 2018

NBC Bay Area: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a frequent critic of the utility, says the letter is a thinly veiled effort to get worthy causes to lobby lawmakers into letting PG&E off the hook for fire damage – even if it is to blame.

January 22, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Members of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee last week voted to advance De León's legislation. As they did, they expressed concerns that the historically embattled CPUC might not be able to handle the monumental task of regulating the internet — a huge responsibility for a state agency with already too many responsibilities. Sen. Jerry Hill called the CPUC "too big to succeed."

January 18, 2018

ABC 7/KGO-TV: The report was mandated by a 2014 law (Senate Bill 699), introduced by State Senator Jerry Hill, who tells ABC7 News he's pleased with the recommendations in the report.

January 16, 2018

CBS SF Bay Area/KPIX-TV: State Senator Jerry Hill, a longtime critic of PG&E and the state Public Utilities Commission, wants to make sure that money ends up back in customers’ hands.

January 16, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: The commission’s comments came after state Sen. Jerry Hill, who chairs a subcommittee that deals with utility issues, sent the commission a letter Tuesday saying the companies stood to reap “untold savings” from the federal tax changes. He urged the commission to figure out how much the utilities will save and lower customers’ monthly bills accordingly.