Press Releases

March 28, 2017

The Senate Transportation and Housing Committee voted unanimously in favor of Senator Jerry Hill’s bill requiring the passengers buckle up when riding in buses that are equipped with safety belts. Senate Bill 20 also applies to bus drivers. 

March 16, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill will introduce legislation to close a loophole in state law that allows even young children to wed because there is no minimum age requirement for marriage. His bill would prohibit individuals younger than 18 from marrying.

March 10, 2017

The DMV’s proposed regulations for driverless vehicles send a strong signal that California is serious about encouraging the development, testing and deployment of safe autonomous vehicles,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. “The completion of the regulations is important so our state can maintain its leading edge in this competitive field. I will continue to work with Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly, the DMV and other key stakeholders to ensure that California remains a leader in autonomous vehicle technology.”

March 01, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill is calling on the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and the California Public Utilities Commission to fix the utility company’s rate structure, which heightens the increase that many customers see in their bills during the coldest winter months. Hill also is recommending that PG&E and the CPUC review the effectiveness of efforts to help customers understand when their usage climbs, so they can adapt before their billing cycle ends.

February 26, 2017

Patient notification and more than a dozen other issues related to the state Medical Board’s operations are up for consideration Monday as the Legislature’s committees on business and professions hold a hearing to review the board that licenses and regulates California’s more than 137,000 doctors.

February 22, 2017

The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development released a report today that addresses the hundreds of doctors throughout the state who are on probation. The report is among materials issued in advance of the committee’s February 27 sunset review hearing of the state Medical Board.

February 17, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced bills Friday to take drivers impaired from combined use of alcohol and drugs off the road, make apartment balconies safer, and allow more community colleges to offer four-year degrees. The measures are part of a package of more than half a dozen bills that Senator Hill introduced to meet California’s deadline for new legislation.

February 16, 2017

Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to boost security at gun stores and to reduce fines for “right-on-red” violations – the winning ideas from constituents in his ninth annual “Oughta Be a Law…or Not” contest.

February 14, 2017

California National Guard soldiers deployed overseas and those serving in units closer to home in Mountain View and Sacramento received 1,400 handmade valentines from South San Francisco senior citizens as part of the Magnolia Senior Center’s ninth annual crafts project with the California National Guard and state Senator Jerry Hill

February 09, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today that compels the California Public Utilities Commission to fulfill its safety commitment as a utility regulator by laying out the agency’s safety oversight responsibilities -- and steps that must be taken in order to meet those expectations.