Press Releases

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

September 08, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill and Mothers Against Drunk Driving called today for Governor Jerry Brown to sign legislation to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel and driving drunk again.

August 31, 2016

With a vote of 37-0, the state Senate approved legislation to bring more oversight to the construction contractors’ industry, sending the bill introduced to address accountability gaps revealed by the Berkeley balcony tragedy to the governor for his consideration.

 

August 29, 2016

Governor Brown has signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill into law to pull the plug on excessive water use by households that flout mandatory reductions during drought emergencies.