Press Releases

Redwood City Resident Romie Bassetto Named Veteran of the Year For California’s 13th Senate District

November 11, 2016

Romie Bassetto, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War and is the commander of American Legion District 26, has been honored as the Veteran of the Year for California’s 13th Senate District.

Hill Joins Santa Clara County Supervisors & San Jose School Leaders to Celebrate Installation of AEDs at Schools

October 13, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill joins Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez, Ken Yeager and Mike Wasserman, San Jose Unified School District Superintendent Nancy Albarrán and representatives of Racing Hearts to celebrate the installation of 94 AEDs at district schools.

Senator Hill to Introduce Bill Requiring Reporting of Superbug Infections

October 10, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill announced today that he will introduce legislation in December to compel hospitals throughout the state to report cases of patients with superbugs – antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections.

Senator Hill, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith Unveil Gun Vaults for Deputies' Cars

October 05, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill joins Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith in a news conference to unveil the gun vaults her office has ordered for sworn staff in anticipation of the new safe-storage requirements for law enforcement that take effect in January under Hill’s Senate Bill 869. 

Governor Signs Hill Bill to Test New Custody Option for Nonviolent Young Adult Felons

September 30, 2016

Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill today to authorize the launch of a three-year pilot program that would give young adult offenders the opportunity to take advantage of educational and support services in the juvenile justice system, rather than serve their time in county jails with adults.

Statement from Senator Hill on Governor Signing Legislation to Increase Transparency, Oversight of PUC

September 29, 2016

Governor Brown today signed three bills by Senator Jerry Hill that are part of a broad package of legislation to increase transparency and oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Earthquake Early Warning Bill Signed into Law by Governor Brown

September 29, 2016

News Release from the Office of the Governor: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation - SB 438 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) - to help advance the development of a statewide earthquake early warning system in California.

Bill to Expand Ignition Interlock Program for DUIs Statewide Signed by Governor

September 28, 2016

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senator Jerry Hill’s legislation to extend and expand statewide a pilot program that requires drunk driving offenders to use ignition interlocks – devices that prevent cars from starting if their drivers are not sober.

Governor Signs Hill Bill Requiring Law Enforcement Officers To Securely Stow Handguns Left in Vehicles

September 26, 2016

Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to update California law so that law enforcement officers are not exempt from requirements for safe storage of handguns left unattended in vehicles.

Bill to Step Up Oversight of Building Contractors Signed by Governor Brown

September 15, 2016

Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 465 in a private ceremony this morning attended by the family of the Bay Area student who died and Irish dignitaries representing the five exchange students killed and the seven others seriously injured when a balcony of a Berkeley apartment building collapsed.