Prompted by increasing concerns that artificial turf fields made with crumbs of rubber from recycled tires may be linked to serious illnesses in children, Senator Jerry Hill today introduced legislation that would prohibit the installation of these surfaces in schools and parks in California while the state conducts a study to determine possible health risks.
Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, introduced five bills today covering a range of issues, including consumer protection, greater transparency of travel by elected officials and privacy safeguards.
Entries are being accepted for Senator Jerry Hill’s seventh annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents. Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, announced the 2015 bill idea contest today and encouraged Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents to participate.
State Senator Jerry Hill – joined by San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane and San Carlos Mayor Mark Olbert – will hold a news conference to announce he will introduce a measure when the Legislature reconvenes Dec. 1 that would remove California Public Utilities (CPUC) President Michael Peevey should he be reappointed. A new set of emails released this week disclosed quid pro quo arrangements between Peevey and a top Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed Senator Jerry Hill’s legislation to require the State Lands Commission to enter into negotiations with Silicon Valley billionaire and Martins Beach property owner Vinod Khosla for one year, in an effort to re-open the beach near Half Moon Bay to the public.
Six bills by Senator Jerry Hill that grew out of the fatal Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno were signed into law by the governor this week, bringing to 13 the number of blast-related safety, ethics and ratepayer relief measures the Peninsula Democrat has authored in the four years since the 2010 blast that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.
Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane hold a news conference calling upon state Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate apparent violations of law involving the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and its communications with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. regarding the penalty case for the fatal 2010 explosion of a PG&E gas pipeline in San Bruno, as well as other cases that affect PG&E rates.
State Senator Jerry Hill – joined by San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley and members of the Surfrider Foundation and Sierra Club – will hold a news conference outside the closed gate to Martins Beach to urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 968. Hill’s bill would require the State Lands Commission to enter into negotiations with Silicon Valley billionaire and Martins Beach property owner Vinod Khosla for one year, in an effort to re-open the beach near Half Moon Bay to the public.
State Senator Jerry Hill will announce he is introducing ratepayer protection legislation to ensure that the bulk of the $1.4 billion fine against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for the deadly 2010 San Bruno explosion is spent on pipeline improvements and related safety measures. State regulators announced the proposed fine this week, just days before the fourth anniversary of the disaster.