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Senate Passes Bills by Senator Jerry Hill to Increase Government Transparency, Protect Consumers, Modernize Outdated Laws and Increase Safety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

Senator Jerry Hill Names Jerry Hearn an Environmental Hero

April 25, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill has named Jerry Hearn an environmental hero of the California’s 13th Senate District to recognize Hearn’s decades of volunteerism as an environmental steward and an environmental leader.

Hill Holds Oversight Hearing About What California Should Do To Curb Huge IT Delays & Cost Overruns

March 19, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill, chairman of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee, will convene a subcommittee oversight hearing where State Auditor Elaine Howle, state information technology officials and independent experts are expected to discuss what needs to be done to prevent IT project delays and cost overruns.

Hill Bill Calling for Temporary Ban of Artificial Turf Fields Made From Recycled Tires Gets First Hearing in Legislature

March 17, 2015

Legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to impose a two-year moratorium in California on the installation of turf fields and playground surfaces containing waste tires gets its first hearing before the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Prompted by increasing concerns that artificial turf fields made with crumbs of rubber from recycled tires may be linked to cancer and other illnesses in children, SB 47 would bar new fields containing this material from being installed while the state conducts a comprehensive study on potential health impacts for frequent users of these surfaces.

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill To Enhance Transparency for the Use of Cell Phone Intercept Technology

February 27, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County, today introduced legislation that would require local governing bodies in California to take public comment before implementing cell phone intercept technology.

La Honda All Volunteer Fire Brigade 7th Annual “Oughta Be A Law … or Not” Contest

February 27, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County, today introduced legislation that would exempt California’s roughly 250 All-Volunteer Fire Departments from sales tax on fundraising activities. Senate Bill 598 was suggested by the La Honda Fire Brigade, the winner of Hill’s seventh annual “Oughta Be A Law … or Not” contest.

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Legislation to Combat 'Nightmare Bacteria'

February 24, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, today introduced legislation to ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics in California nursing homes, which can serve as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance.

South San Francisco Seniors Join Forces with Senator Jerry Hill and California National Guard to Send 750 Valentines to Guardsmen Overseas

February 14, 2015

Hundreds of California National Guardsmen are receiving valentines from the senior citizens of the Magnolia Center, who made it their goal to send handmade greeting to every member of the Guard deployed overseas on Cupid’s holiday.

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