Press Releases

Hill Introduces Superbug, CPUC Reform, Police Gun Tracking and Bus Seatbelts Bills, and More

December 05, 2016

“These bills are aimed at improving public health and safety – and the accountability of agencies and systems that are intended to protect Californians,” said Senator Hill, who is introducing his bills on the first day of the new legislative session, after taking the oath of office for his second four-year Senate term.

Senator Hill Introduces Funding Bill for Martins Beach Acquisition

December 04, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill will introduce a bill Monday to appropriate general fund dollars to the California State Lands Commission for staff resources and acquisition costs that would enable the commission to move ahead if it decides to acquire public access to Martins Beach through eminent domain.

Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane Urge AG Nominee to Act Swiftly in CPUC Corruption Probe

December 02, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill, Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane sent a letter today to Congressman Xavier Becerra, named by Governor Brown as California’s next attorney general, to urge that the office of the state’s top prosecutor press forcefully ahead with the corruption probe of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Redwood City Resident Romie Bassetto Named Veteran of the Year For California’s 13th Senate District

November 11, 2016

Romie Bassetto, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and is the commander of American Legion District 26, has been honored as the Veteran of the Year for California’s 13th Senate District.

Hill Joins Santa Clara County Supervisors & San Jose School Leaders to Celebrate Installation of AEDs at Schools

October 13, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill joins Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez, Ken Yeager and Mike Wasserman, San Jose Unified School District Superintendent Nancy Albarrán and representatives of Racing Hearts to celebrate the installation of 94 AEDs at district schools.

Senator Hill to Introduce Bill Requiring Reporting of Superbug Infections

October 10, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill announced today that he will introduce legislation in December to compel hospitals throughout the state to report cases of patients with superbugs – antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

Senator Hill, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith Unveil Gun Vaults for Deputies' Cars

October 05, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill joins Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith in a news conference to unveil the gun vaults her office has ordered for sworn staff in anticipation of the new safe-storage requirements for law enforcement that take effect in January under Hill’s Senate Bill 869. 

Governor Signs Hill Bill to Test New Custody Option for Nonviolent Young Adult Felons

September 30, 2016

Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill today to authorize the launch of a three-year pilot program that would give young adult offenders the opportunity to take advantage of educational and support services in the juvenile justice system, rather than serve their time in county jails with adults.

Statement from Senator Hill on Governor Signing Legislation to Increase Transparency, Oversight of PUC

September 29, 2016

Governor Brown today signed three bills by Senator Jerry Hill that are part of a broad package of legislation to increase transparency and oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Earthquake Early Warning Bill Signed into Law by Governor Brown

September 29, 2016

News Release from the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation - SB 438 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - to help advance the development of a statewide earthquake early warning system in California.