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May 14, 2018 Introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill, SB 1273 would also make it an infraction for those younger than 21 to have “any detectable quantity of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in his or her body.”

May 12, 2018

Daily Journal: For [Senator Jerry] Hill, advocating for increased funding for K-12 schools so students are prepared to join the local economy is expected to be a priority, noting even fully funding schools today is not keeping pace with their rising costs. “We’re giving them more money, but their costs have gone up faster than their revenue when you look at the pension costs they are saddled with and the special education [programs], costs have outpaced the increased revenues,” he said.

May 08, 2018

Southern California Public Radio KPCC: “This rental market is not quite as welcoming as it used to be, and we’ve seen examples of landlords discriminating against veterans and people on active duty,” said State Senator Jerry Hill of San Mateo and Santa Clara. “When I see an injustice, I get mad.”

May 07, 2018 State Senator Jerry Hill is hosting a community "Java with Jerry" in Foster City.

May 07, 2018

The Almanac: The measure, which originated as state Sen. Jim Beall's Senate Bill 595, has plenty of local champions, including Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss, state Sen. Jerry Hill and state Assemblyman Marc Berman, all of whom see it as a sorely needed investment in the region's transportation system.

May 04, 2018

Los Angeles Times: "They've been working hard in this building trying to change the narrative around wildfires," state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) told me from his capitol office in Sacramento. "They say it's climate change, it's the 'new normal,' and we shouldn't hold them responsible anymore. They're doing everything they can to change the law to protect themselves."

May 04, 2018

Napa Valley Register:  State Sen. Jerry Hill, a Democrat whose district includes portions of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, harshly criticized PG&E’s quest, however, warning that customers could suffer as a result.

May 04, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Senate Bill 1186 by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) would require law enforcement agencies to create their own similar rules covering a broad array of tech, including software assisted by artificial intelligence or used to monitor social media posts or to scan faces and fingerprints.

May 04, 2018

Mercury News: The city manager is bringing in an independent investigator to assess the case, determine how other agencies have handled similar situations and recommend possible sanctions against the chief. He also faces a $1,000 fine for violating the state law that requires officers to secure their firearms. The statute was sponsored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, after stolen law enforcement guns were used to kill Kate Steinle and an Oakland street artist.

May 03, 2018

Orange County Register: Senate Bill 721 (by Senator Hill) is a major bill applying to both apartment and condominium buildings. SB 721 arises from the 2015 tragedy in Berkeley in which six people died and seven others were injured when a fifth-floor apartment balcony collapsed.