In the News

May 25, 2018

SF Weekly: AB 1677, a bill drafted by Assemblyman David Chiu and state Senator Jerry Hill to increase tour bus safety standards and inspections, passed in late 2016. But as this week’s fire showed, it’s still not wildly in common for tour buses to randomly burst into flames.

May 23, 2018

Santa Cruz Sentinel: Two bills that would bring transparency to records relating to police and physician misconduct are being considered this week in the California Legislature. Both should be approved. SB 1448, the Patient’s Right to Know Act, is up for a key committee vote this week. The bill would allow patients to be informed if their doctor has been placed on probation. California presently only requires physicians placed on probation, even in cases of gross negligence, to inform their insurance carriers and the clinics or hospitals where they practice about their professional status. But they don’t have to tell the people who should know: their patients.

May 22, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Lawmakers [Senators Wiener and Hill and Assemblymember Ting] who are once again pushing for a ban on gun shows at the Cow Palace may have an ace up their sleeves — the aging exhibition hall’s roof.

May 22, 2018

Los Angeles Times: The scandal is also drawing scrutiny in Sacramento. Prompted by the revelations about Tyndall, state Sen. Jerry Hill announced Tuesday that he will hold a hearing next month into the reporting of sexual misconduct in the medical profession.

May 22, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Probation only results when investigations have turned up evidence of misconduct. Yet efforts to require physicians to inform their patients that they have been placed on probation — and why — have gone nowhere. The medical board has refused to force them to, and last year a bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) to bypass the board and put those requirements into law was blocked after intense lobbying by physicians' associations. Hill is back with the proposal again year, and it faces opposition once again.

May 22, 2018

Patch.com: The Peninsula's state senator wants to look into sexual misconduct reporting in the medical profession.

May 21, 2018

KGO-TV: Bay Area politicians are making a new push to ban gun shows after the latest mass shooting at an American school. "It does not make sense to continue to have these gun shows at the cow palace right in the heart of our community," State Senator Scott Weiner said. "It will not stop the next Santa Fe but what it will stop is California profiting and glamorinzg the retail sale of guns in our community," State Senator Jerry Hill said.

May 19, 2018

Daily Journal: The California School Boards Association recognized state Sen. Jerry Hill, D- San Mateo, as the outstanding legislator of the year award in recognition of his leadership for public education and his enduring support of local school governance.

May 18, 2018

KPBS: That’s why participating colleges are now working with state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, to extend the pilot past its 2023 cutoff date. Senate Bill 1406 passed the Senate in April and is being weighed in the Assembly.

May 17, 2018

CBS 13 / KOVR: The recent investigation dates follow the passing of a California bill authored by Hill, which makes it illegal for companies to profit from mug shots. “That’s the goal of the bill, to have those websites go out of business because they can’t make any money,” said Hill.