Press Releases

Supporters of Public Access to Martins Beach Join Senator Hill for News Conference Urging Governor to Sign SB 968

September 11, 2014

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.

Hill to Introduce Bill Earmarking Bulk of Proposed $1.4 Billion Fine Against PG&E to Gas Pipeline Safety

September 04, 2014

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.

Senator Jerry Hill Honors Peninsula CHP Officer for Saving a Choking 5-Year-Old

September 04, 2014

WHAT: On behalf of the 13th Senate District, Senator Jerry Hill will recognize California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel as a Community Hero on Friday, September 5, for quick thinking and swift action that saved 5-year-old boy who was choking.

2014 Legislative Session Ends with 16 Hill Bills on Governor’s Desk

August 30, 2014

The California Legislature adjourned for the year early today with 16 bills by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, awaiting action by the governor, including bills that would protect consumers, improve oversight of utilities by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and restore public access to Martins Beach. The governor – who has already signed two Hill bills – has until September 30 to sign or veto the legislation.

Hill's Bill to Heighten Electric Grid Security Sent to Governor

August 29, 2014

The state Senate today sent the governor legislation by Senator Jerry Hill that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to adopt rules compelling utilities to protect the state’s electric power grid from vandalism and attack.

Senator Leno, Speaker Atkins, Senator Hill and Calif. Clean Money Campaign Commit to Future Work on the California DISCLOSE Act

August 29, 2014

Senator Mark Leno, Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and Senator Jerry Hill on Friday said they would continue next year working with the California Clean Money Campaign on campaign finance transparency, after announcing that the California DISCLOSE Act (SB 52) did not have the support it needed to earn passage this year. Because the bill amends the Political Reform Act of 1974, it requires a two-thirds vote to pass both houses of the legislature.

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.

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