In the News

May 17, 2017

Sonoma Index-Tribune: The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a proposal to send a letter on behalf of the City of Sonoma to state Sen. Jerry Hill in support of a bill he’s authored which would attempt to smooth wild fluctuations in energy bills and require public utilities to provide more transparency in how they calculate their bills.

May 16, 2017

Sacramento Bee: “He’s both tenacious and courageous,” said Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León. “He’s not afraid to take on big causes. His motto is ‘leave no bill behind.’ He will be in his crypt and his arm will be reaching out from the ground to try to rescue one of his bills.”

May 16, 2017

KQED California Report: While cyborg law enforcement officers are still science fiction, many of the tools utilized by law enforcement have a distinctly futuristic ring to them. Bay Area state Senator Jerry Hill is trying to pass laws that would extend current privacy rules to all current technologies.

May 16, 2017

Daily Journal: “Overall the revise is a win for schools,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D- San Mateo, while pointing to $500 million set aside for low-income child care and preschool services as well as additional one-time payments.

May 15, 2017

San Diego Union-Tribune: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has been a frequent critic of the utilities commission. He said Monday that the changes proposed by the governor are a good idea.

May 14, 2017

NBC Bay Area: “When a doctor goes on probation, they have to notify the hospital they’re affiliated with, they have to notify their insurance company, but they don’t have to notify the most important part of the health care continuum, which is the patient,” Sen. Jerry Hill said.

May 14, 2017

CBS SF Bay Area: A state audit showed the DMV has issued handicap parking placards to dead people. Phil Matier discussed handicap parking permits with state Senator Jerry Hill.

May 12, 2017

Daily Journal: Lawmakers representing San Mateo County in the state’s Capitol were cautiously optimistic following the governor’s updated budget proposal that included increased spending for child care, education and transportation. However, there’s a long road ahead as they seek to balance federal uncertainties with hopes for meaningful solutions to address the housing crisis.

May 11, 2017

Inquirer: State Senator Jerry Hill is introducing legislation to help the Department of Motor Vehicles curb abuses of disabled placards and license plates.

May 11, 2017

East Bay Times This week, the state Senate, on a 38-0 vote, passed a bill that would ease the threat. While the legislation doesn’t go far enough, it’s a start that lawmakers of both parties should embrace. The legislation, SB 751, introduced by Sens. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, now moves to the Assembly, where members truly concerned about education would pass it.