In the News

January 13, 2018

Madera Tribune: Bus safety is coming into line with automobile safety under a law authored by Sen. Jerry Hill that takes effect immediately. Bus drivers must inform “unbuckled” passengers to buckle up. If a passenger refuses, there is a $20 fine for a first offense, $50 for repeat offenses.

January 11, 2018

Sacramento Bee: Senator McGuire’s Senate Bill 833, introduced with Sens. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, would set statewide protocols for emergency alerts, and require every county to adopt compatible systems.

January 11, 2018

San Mateo Daily Journal: Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said tax reform is long overdue and emphasized Brown can still use his tenure to make a difference. “It's difficult to do because you will always have winners and losers, but he has the political skill and the public support to be able to succeed in doing that.”

January 09, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: “The PUC continues to blow through deadlines,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who will hold a hearing in Santa Rosa on Jan. 26 to discuss fire safety measures for utilities. If the map isn’t adopted until July, “We’ll miss another fire season, and God knows what’ll happen then,” Hill said.

January 06, 2018

Press Democrat: A bill introduced by state lawmakers would prohibit electric utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. from passing on to ratepayers litigation costs or fines associated with their own negligence, creating protections for consumers in the wake of the October wildfires…SB 819 only bars utilities from passing on costs if they have been found to have acted irresponsibly, said the bill’s author, state Sen. Jerry Hill.

January 05, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: The proposed legislation would create standards for when counties should use the wireless alert system, and require that notifications be sent through multiple channels, including both landline and cell phones. Said one of the bill’s authors, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo: “This is an opportunity that we have to grasp and move forward on while the recognition of the inadequacy of the system is paramount in people’s minds.”

January 05, 2018 State Senator Jerry Hill, as chair of the Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, announced that he will hold a hearing January 26 in Santa Rosa with North Bay Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire and Assemblymembers Marc Levine and Jim Wood to examine utilities' best practices to prevent and respond to wildfires.

January 05, 2018

SCVNews: “This legislation will protect Californians from losing money as a result of the federal tax ripoff, said state Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat representing Santa Clara and San Mateo. “I applaud Senate President de León for leading this effort that will help many of my constituents and residents all over the state.”

January 05, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: North Bay lawmakers introduced a bill Friday that would require all California counties to adopt and develop protocols for using the WEA system. One of the bill’s authors, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said attempts at notification “failed” during the October fires.

January 05, 2018

ABC 10: SB 823 would eliminate fees associated with lifting or freezing your credit. State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), who introduced the legislation, said credit agencies "shouldn't profit" from consumers trying to protect themselves.