Press Releases

Senators Hill & Hancock Hold Hearing To Examine What The State Has Done To Improve Oversight of Building Firms With A History Of Construction Defect Settlements

April 22, 2016

State Senators Jerry Hill and Senator Loni Hancock convene a hearing of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development to examine what state agencies have done to tighten oversight of firms with a history of construction defect settlements. State and local agencies are expected to outline their response to the June 2015 collapse of a fifth-floor balcony in a Berkeley apartment complex that killed six people and seriously injured seven others.

Senator Jerry Hill, Consumers Union & Patient Safety Advocates Urge Support for Bill to Require Doctors on Probation to Notify Clients

April 08, 2016
The Consumers Union, victims of botched treatment and other severe medical errors, as well as individuals whose loved ones died as a result of similar mistakes join Senator Jerry Hill in a news conference to urge support of Hill’s Senate Bill 1033 at 11:45 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, in Hearing Room 3191 of the State Capitol.

Hill, MADD Call for Senate Committee to Pass IID Bill to Prevent Drunk Driving

March 29, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and surviving family members of victims killed by drunk drivers gather on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday before the Senate Public Safety Committee’s hearing on SB 1046.

SFPD Chief Greg Suhr, MADD Join Senator Jerry Hill to Urge Support for SB 1046

March 24, 2016

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, surviving family members of victims killed by drunk drivers and other law enforcement partners join Senator Jerry Hill in a news conference at SFPD at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28.

Hill Introduces Bills to Protect Patients, Adopted Children, Prevent DUIs from Re-Offending and Require the CPUC To Closely Oversee Utilities’ Wildfire Prevention Efforts

February 15, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, introduced legislation to compel doctors on probation for serious offenses to notify their patients, prohibit the “rehoming” of adopted children, prevent DUI offenders from driving drunk again, and require the CPUC to tighten its oversight of utilities’ work to prevent wildfires caused by powerlines.

Hill Introduces Legislation Requiring Patient Notification of Doctor Misconduct

February 12, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today requiring doctors on disciplinary probation for serious offenses to notify patients before visits take place and to obtain signed confirmation that the patient received the alert. SB 1033 compels the Medical Board of California to draw up regulations for this stricter disclosure requirement and the steps doctors should take to abide by the new rules.

Hill, Gray & Hertzberg to Introduce Legislation Launching California’s Earthquake Early Warning System

February 05, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties), Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) will introduce legislation Monday to start funding a statewide earthquake early warning system to help save lives and protect the public before temblors strike.

Hill Introduces Bill Requiring Law Enforcement Officers to Securely Store Handguns Left in Vehicles

January 12, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, introduced legislation today to require law enforcement officers to securely stow any handgun they leave in vehicles – closing a legal loophole that exempts peace officers from a California gun safety standard.

Senator Hill Introduces 9 Reform Bills; 3 Stem from 'Oughta Be A Law' Constituent Ideas

January 04, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill introduces nine reform bills, including that three – legislation focusing on issues of affordable housing, excessive water use, and “right on red” traffic violations – that were proposed by a nun, a San Mateo homeowner and a San Bruno resident during Senator Hill’s eighth annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for constituents.

Senator Jerry Hill to Introduce Several New Reforms When Legislature Reconvenes January 4

December 31, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, will introduce measures to require fines for excessive water users, revise penalties for right-turn-on-red traffic violations, set stricter rules for inspecting tour buses, and more, on January 4 when the Legislature reconvenes.