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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.

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.

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