Past Press Conferences

Hill to Introduce Bill Creating Oversight of PUC Giveaways

December 18, 2012

PUC Will Vote Thursday on $150 Million Grant Funded by Ratepayers

Hill to Urge CPUC to Reject PG&E's Proposal to Saddle Ratepayers with 95 Percent of Costs to Repair Gas Transmission System

August 20, 2012

Assemblyman will also accuse utilities of trying to kill his legislation that would prohibit ratepayer money from being used to give utility executives bonuses for cutting maintenance costs and, according to Hill, compromising safety

Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Mark Toney, executive director of The Utility Reform Network, call on California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to reject Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s ratepayer-gouging proposal.

Hill to Unveil Bill At San Francisco News Conference that Would Save PG&E Ratepayers At Least $660 Million

May 26, 2012

AB 478 would leverage fines assessed against PG&E for San Bruno
explosion to reduce the costs of upgrading gas pipeline system

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has set aside $200 million as a down payment on fines that the utility expects to be assessed as a result of three separate investigations by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) into the 2010 fatal gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno.

Hill to Mark 50th Anniversary of Slaying of CHP Officer Dale Krings With Legislation Naming Landmark Interstate 280 Rest Area In His Memory

May 18, 2012

Family and Law Enforcement Officers will Gather at Site Known
For Statue of Kneeling Father Junipero Serra

Fifty years ago today, California Highway Patrol Officer Dale M. Krings reported for his last shift. After completing his shift the next morning, he was gunned down by a mentally ill man in a coffee shop in Burlingame. Assemblyman Jerry Hill and the California Highway Patrol will hold a news conference to announce the recently renovated Crystal Springs Rest Area is on track to be named in Krings' memory under Assembly Concurrent Resolution 100.

Jerry Hill to Unveil Utility Executives Accountability Legislation As PG&E Holds Annual Shareholders Meeting

May 14, 2012

Bill would require executives to return bonuses if utility is fined for violations that occurred under their watch

Assemblyman Jerry Hill's legislation, to be introduced the day PG&E holds its annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco, comes a year after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Peter Darbee – under siege for the deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno bonuses - left the company with a $39-million "golden parachute."

Sex Trafficking Victim To Join Assemblyman Hill and Other Supporters of Legislation That Would Allow Victims To Ask California Courts to Set Aside Prostitution Convictions

May 08, 2012

At the age of 13, Dellena Hoyer was arrested for prostitution in front of the state Capitol, where years later as a human trafficking survivor and advocate she will testify before the Assembly Public Safety Committee in support of Assemblyman Hill's AB 1940.

Hill To Introduce Legislation That Would Bolster Conflict of Interest Protections on the California High Speed Rail Project

April 30, 2012

Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will hold a news conference in San Francisco to announce he is introducing conflict-of-interest legislation that would require subcontractors hired to conduct peer review studies on the $68-billion California high-speed rail project to file statements of economic interests, a public document that lists business relationships and sources of income.