Press Releases

Hill, City of San Bruno and Consumer Advocates Call for Limits on Utility-Funded Travel by CPUC President & Other Public Officials

April 10, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill – joined by San Bruno City Manager Connie Jackson and Mark Toney, executive director of The Utility Reform Network (TURN) – will announce that with the filing of the latest statements of economic interests California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey has now accepted gifts totaling more than $230,000 in international travel and spent more than 200 days on these trips since he was appointed commission president in 2003, according to the filing of statements of economic interest with the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Fate of Credit Card Fraud Bill to be Decided in Senate Banking Committee

April 09, 2014

Senate Bill 1351, authored by Senator Jerry Hill, will be voted on Wednesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. by the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee in Capitol Room 112. The bill would require credit card issuers and retailers in California to adopt microchip-based credit card technology by Oct. 1 2015, to better protect consumers.

Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Select Committee on Climate Change Hold First Joint Hearing on AB 32 Implementation

March 11, 2014

News Release
Office of Senator Jerry Hill
Contact: Nate Solov, 916-651-4013

California Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Select Committee on Climate Change to Hold
First Joint Hearing on AB 32 Implementation

Top State, Business and Environmental Representatives to Discuss Status of Landmark Legislation

Hill Introduces Bill Requiring Electric Utilities to Develop Security Plans to Prevent Attacks

March 07, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, will hold a news conference outside Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s Hunters Point substation in San Francisco to announce he is introducing legislation that would require electric utilities in California to develop security plans to make the power delivery system less vulnerable to attacks by saboteurs.

Hill Introduces Legislation to Require Credit Card Issuers and Retailers to Convert to Chip-Based Credit Card Technology

February 21, 2014

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, today introduced legislation that would require credit card issuers and retailers in California to adopt microchip-based credit card technology by Oct. 1 2015, to better protect consumers.

Hill Introduces Legislation to Require State Regulation of Automobile Shredding Facilities

February 20, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill, chairman of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, today introduced legislation that would require shredded automobile material to undergo regulation by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.

Hill Introduces Bill Barring 'Extortion' Websites from Demanding Payment to Remove Arrest Mug Shots

February 14, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill, prompted by the proliferation of websites that charge hundreds of dollars and in some cases thousands to have police mug shots removed from their sites, today introduced legislation that would make it illegal to solicit payment to do so.

SSF Seniors Partner with Hill, California National Guard to Send 600 Handmade Valentines to Soldiers

February 12, 2014

California Army National Guard soldiers in Afghanistan are getting 600 handmade valentines from South San Francisco senior citizens who put the finishing touches on their handicrafts last Friday with help from state Senator Jerry Hill.

Hill to Introduce Bill to Restore Public Access to Martin’s Beach Near Half Moon Bay

February 06, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo – joined by San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley, members of the Surfrider Foundation, Martin’s 5, and Coastside residents – holds a news conference Monday to announce his legislation to reopen to the public a road that leads down to a contested beach south of Half Moon Bay. A gate erected in 2010 by a venture capitalist who purchased the property for $37.5 million has been the focus of a nationally watched legal battle that has pitted Californians’ rights to beach access against the rights of property owners.

Hill Introduces Bill to Require CPUC to Consider Safety Records of Gas and Electricity Utilities in Setting Customer Rates

January 15, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill today introduced legislation that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to consider the safety records of natural gas and electricity companies when setting customer rates and developing regulations.

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