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July 17, 2017

NBC Bay Area: The state has moved forward Senate Bill 42 to help acquire the trail to Martin's Beach. The new legislation follows a multi-year legal battle between public groups and Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla.

July 17, 2017

Daily Journal: The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, are pushing a bill that would allow for a one-eighth cent sales tax specifically geared toward Caltrain — a tri-county regional rail agency that is one of the few without a dedicated funding source. That effort would require approval of voters in San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties.

July 16, 2017

KPIX: Phil Matier and state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) discuss a proposal to raise bridge tolls in the Bay Area by $3 to fund various infrastructure projects.

July 13, 2017

East Bay Times: The doctors’ lobbyists like it that way. They know disclosure at physicians’ offices would chase away patients. So they’d rather leave them in the dark. For years, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has championed transparency, seeking a law requiring doctors on probation to notify patients before treating them.

 

July 13, 2017

Daily Journal: The report highlights potential shifts in statewide regulations. Pending legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, seeks to build off another law he authored by requiring cities and counties to host public meetings and craft a Surveillance Use Policy. The goal is to balance public safety with civil liberties while holding law enforcement agencies accountable to properly handling sensitive data. 

July 12, 2017

NBC Bay Area -- While lawmakers were scheduled to vote on a bill reauthorizing the Medical Board of California, a lack of support for the proposed reforms resulted in a stalemate. Lawmakers opted not to cast their votes on the bill, which now threatens the very existence of the medical board. “There are some in the Legislature that would rather support and protect doctors than patients,” said Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. “That’s what we saw today.”

July 12, 2017

Newsmax: California is that rare state where a young woman must be 18 before she can legally consent to have sex, but she can marry at any age with permission from her parents and a judge’s order. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Calif. Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, thought that was contradictory so he set about to reconcile the law. I’m happy to report his idea of reconciling matched mine. He wanted to prohibit child marriage.

July 11, 2017

NBC Bay Area: Los Altos-resident Aliesa Bahri, 17, first approached Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, about the issue after hearing about a coerced marriage between an adult and minor.

July 11, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Twenty-eight lawmakers in the California Legislature, including leaders from both parties, have urged Calvert to protect the earthquake early warning system. Members of Congress from Southern California to the Canadian border say the system is crucial to public safety.

July 11, 2017

ABC 7/KGO TV: State Senator Jerry Hill addressed the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Sacramento Tuesday morning as he seeks final passage of SB 42, which would create a fund to collect up to $1 million in public and private funds, including funds from nonprofits, to acquire right-of-way or an easement to allow public access to the beach.