In the News

December 29, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who has long advocated for safer use of the devices, said: “A recloser, by its nature and how it functions, can easily start fires if they’re not deactivated. When we see PG&E only turned off three reclosers in the entire area of Sonoma and Napa counties, it leads one to believe that many weren’t deactivated, and that could have presented a potentially dangerous situation.”

December 29, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Whether you cross the street, head to college or apply for a new job, one of the hundreds of new laws that California will add to the books on New Year’s Day is likely to affect you…SB65 by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo: The state updated its laws to keep up with new marijuana regulations, making it illegal to smoke or ingest pot while driving or riding in a car.

December 27, 2017

Mercury News: If you want to jump in a car and smoke some weed on Monday when recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in California, think again…Said State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, one of the sponsors of the new law: “Buzzed driving is impaired driving and buzzed motorists don’t belong on the road.”

December 21, 2017

Patch.com: The Peninsula lawmaker says he will introduce a bill requiring contractors to report construction defect settlements to the licensing board.

December 20, 2017

Capital Public Radio: In California, ranchers already need a veterinarian's prescription for certain antibiotic treatments for livestock. But a new law taking effect in January (authored by State Senator Jerry Hill) will require a prescription for all medically important antibiotics used to treat health problems in cattle, sheep and other livestock. 

December 20, 2017

Los Altos Town Crier: State Sen. Jerry Hill presented Foothill College with a Joint Legislative Resolution Dec. 14 that recognized the college’s recent honor as a California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office “Strong Workforce Star.”

December 19, 2017

KPCC: “I think it is critically important that we do not lose sight of what this program is about: It’s about the future of the workforce of our state, the access we provide to higher education to a broad cross-section of students in California, and the access available to Californians for greater opportunities,” Senator Hill said.

December 18, 2017

Daily Post: Our mid-Peninsula state legislators should step up and repair some of the damage that will be done by the Republican tax bill Congress intends to send to President Trump. I’m addressing this to Assemblymen Marc Berman and Kevin Mullin and state Senator Jerry Hill.

December 18, 2017

Capital Public Radio: A new law (authored by State Senator Jerry Hill) that goes into effect Jan.1 bans smoking or ingesting any cannabis products while behind the wheel. That includes cannabis edibles like brownies and breakfast bars.

December 14, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: "They seemed to be so disinterested in the fire threat over the last 10 years,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who pushed for reforms at the commission after the deadly explosion of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gas pipeline in San Bruno in 2010. He said he hopes the commission continues exploring ways to prevent wildfires, such as switching off power lines during periods of high wind. “That’s what this is indicative of — they are seeing that this is important, and it’s a priority,” Hill said.