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Hill’s Bill to Require State Regulation of Auto Shredding Facilities Heads to the Governor

August 28, 2014

The California Senate today sent to the governor legislation by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, to require the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to regulate shredded automobile and metal appliance waste.

Legislature Sends Governor Bill By Senator Jerry Hill to Improve Limousine Safety

August 27, 2014

The Legislature yesterday sent the governor a limousine safety bill by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, that was inspired by two terrifying limousine fires in the Bay Area last year. Senate Bill 611 was unanimously approved by the Senate.

Governor Signs Senator Hill’s Bill to Ensure Students Aren’t Penalized by Errors Made in Conducting Advanced Placement Tests for College

August 22, 2014

Governor Brown today signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, to clarify rules for conducting advanced placement tests for college and to ensure that investigations and retesting occur in a timely fashion if exams are called into question.

Hill Introduces Bill to Require CPUC to Conform to Open Meeting Laws

August 22, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, today introduced legislation supported by the California Newspaper Publishers Association and The Utility Reform Network (TURN) that would compel the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to abide by the same open meeting requirements that govern other state boards and commissions.

California Senate Sends Jerry Hill’s Martins Beach Bill to the Governor

August 21, 2014

The California Senate today sent to the governor 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.

Legislature Sends Governor Bill by Senator Jerry Hill to Prohibit CPUC Members from Sitting on Boards of Entities They Create

August 18, 2014

Legislation by state Senator Jerry Hill to bar current and future members of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from sitting on governing boards of entities they create as commissioners was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate today and sent to the governor.

Governor Signs Senator Jerry Hill’s Bill Barring Mug Shot ‘Shakedowns’ by Websites

August 15, 2014

Governor Brown today signed Senator Jerry Hill’s bill that bars websites from posting arrest mug shots and then charging hundreds, and if not thousands, of dollars to take the photos down.

Legislature Sends Governor Two Bills by Senator Jerry Hill to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

August 14, 2014

With unanimous support, the California Legislature sent to the governor two first-in-the-nation bills by Senator Jerry Hill that will prohibit the use of antibiotics in farm animals as growth enhancers and will establish hospital programs to ensure responsible use of antibiotics in humans.

Legislature Sends Hill’s Bill Barring ‘Extortion’ Websites to the Governor

August 04, 2014

The Legislature today unanimously approved and sent to the governor a bill by Senator Jerry Hill that would make it illegal for websites to charge Californians to have their arrest mug shots removed -- a shake-down practice in which targets are asked to cough up hundreds and in some cases thousands of dollars.

Senators Hill & Wolk Introduce Bill to Provide Emergency Response Funding for Accidents Involving Trains Carrying Crude Oil and Other Hazardous Materials

June 13, 2014

State Senators Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Lois Wolk, D-Yolo, today introduced legislation that will levy a fee on railroad tank cars transporting crude oil and other hazardous materials in California to provide funding for developing and maintaining an emergency response system to deal with accidents and spills involving these materials.

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