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Governor Signs License Plate Reader and Cell Phone Intercept Privacy Bills

October 08, 2015

Governor Brown has signed two bills authored by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County, that create privacy protections for powerful surveillance tools used by local governments, law enforcement officials and businesses.

State Senator Jerry Hill & Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Hold Town Hall Meeting on Education

October 01, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson invite the public to their town hall meeting on education with San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne Campbell and Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Jon Gundry at 7 p.m. on October 13 in Cañada College’s Main Theatre.

Legislature Approves Bill That Would Make California First State To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

September 11, 2015

The California Legislature adjourned for the year this evening with 16 bills by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, awaiting action by the governor, including bills that would establish the nation’s first livestock antibiotic regulation, increase transparency of license plate readers and cell phone stingray trackers, and increase public safety related to earthquake preparedness, pipeline dig-ins, and drunk drivers. The governor – who has already signed four Hill bills – has until October 11 to sign or veto legislation.

Jerry Hill’s Bill To Expand The Availability of Life-Saving AEDs Is On Governor’s Desk After Unanimous Passage By State Senate

August 27, 2015

The California Senate today unanimously approved and sent to the governor legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, that will increase access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by reducing liability concerns about the devices that are the most effective way to save heart attack victims.

Hill Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Raise Cap on School Budget Reserves and Give Districts More Flexibility to Weather Economic Downturns

August 20, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation supported by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that would ease a hastily approved cap on school budget reserves and provide districts with greater flexibility to make the best decisions for their students.

Bill To Bar PG&E from Taking State Tax Deductions on $1.6B Fine in San Bruno Pipeline Blast Gets First Hearing

July 14, 2015

The California Senate Governance and Finance Committee holds the first hearing on SB 681 by Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin to prohibit Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) from taking $1.3 billion in state tax deductions for the $1.6 billion fine that was levied against the utility for the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

Crucial Hearing Tuesday On Bill By Hill, Hancock, To Close Loophole That Kept Regulators In The Dark About Firm Probed in Berkeley Balcony Tragedy

July 13, 2015

Legislation by Senators Jerry Hill and Loni Hancock to require disclosure to regulators of felony convictions and settlements in cases alleging construction defects, fraud, negligence, incompetence and other serious professional wrongdoing faces a pivotal hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday.

Hill, Mullin Introduce Bill To Bar PG&E From Taking Tax Deductions For $1.6B Fine For San Bruno Blast

June 26, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties and Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, today introduced legislation that would prohibit Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) from taking $1.3 billion in state tax deductions for the $1.6 billion fine that was levied against the utility for the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

Senator Jerry Hill Names The Reading Bug “Small Business of the Year”

June 11, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, honored The Reading Bug and owners Lauren and Diane Savage this week as the Small Business of the Year in the 13th Senate District.

Senate Passes Bills by Senator Jerry Hill to Increase Government Transparency, Protect Consumers, Modernize Outdated Laws and Increase Safety

June 04, 2015

Twenty-three bills by State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, were approved by the State Senate before it closed down for the week today in advance of Friday’s deadline for legislation to be passed out of the house of origin.

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