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June 15, 2017

Mercury News: When a police or sheriff’s department wants to buy new technology — maybe a drone, or a facial recognition device — that can spy on people, shouldn’t it have a public policy in place for how the latest gadget will be used and how to protect the collected personal data from misuse? We think it should. Santa Clara County has a sensible law requiring this, thanks to the persistence of Supervisor Joe Simitian. But as State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, tries to pass a state law modeled on the county’s, the blowback has been more like a jet engine than a drone’s buzz.

June 15, 2017

Orange County Register: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced Senate Bill 273 several months ago proposing that California declare 18 as the minimum marriage age. Since 18 coincides with legal adulthood, it made sense. But some disagreed...


June 14, 2017

Los Altos Town Crier: Walter and Marie Singer Award recipients Liz and Paul Nyberg accept congratulations and plaques from Los Altos Mayor Mary Prochnow, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, Los Altos Hills Mayor Gary Waldeck and State Sen. Jerry Hill.

June 12, 2017

Mercury News: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County, saw his bill to create a pot of money that could be used to buy a 6.4-acre swath of land — by force if necessary — across tech titan Vinod Khosla’s coastside property pass through the senate on a May 31 partisan vote.

June 10, 2017

Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill is one turn closer in an effort to reduce fines for one of the most common types of red-light camera tickets. “I don’t want to make it sound as if I condone illegal behavior,” Hill said. “This is still going to be a point [against your license], insurance could go up, you still can go to traffic school. But at least the fine would be appropriate for the violation.”

June 04, 2017

CBS SF Bay Area: Phil Matier discussed climate change and the Trump administration's policies regarding the environment with state Senator Jerry Hill and with Adrianna Quintero from the Natural Resources Defense Council.

June 04, 2017

Press Democrat: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, author of SB 798, has questioned the Medical Board’s past opposition to patient notification. During a Feb. 27 joint legislative session where various state medical boards were reviewed, Hill pointedly asked, “Why is it that the medical board is reluctant to notify patients when their doctors are on probation?”

June 02, 2017

Daily Journal: Those eager to donate toward reopening Martins Beach are closer to having a chance after the state Senate approved legislation proposed by Sen. Jerry Hill this week.

June 01, 2017

Desert Sun: The bill, SB 21, was carried by Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill, who’s argued that the decisions on how to collect and protect people’s personal information are best made by local and accountable governing bodies.

June 01, 2017

Mercury News: The California Assembly and Senate are voting on hundreds of bills this week before Friday’s deadline to pass measure out of their houses of origin. These bills have cleared that hurdle and will now move to the other chamber for more scrutiny...