Press Releases

May 09, 2016

The California Senate voted 23 to 11 today to pass Senator Jerry Hill’s legislation to crack down on excessive water users. The vote sent Senate Bill 814 to the Assembly for consideration by policy committees.

April 22, 2016

State Senators Jerry Hill and Senator Loni Hancock convene a hearing of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development to examine what state agencies have done to tighten oversight of firms with a history of construction defect settlements. State and local agencies are expected to outline their response to the June 2015 collapse of a fifth-floor balcony in a Berkeley apartment complex that killed six people and seriously injured seven others.

April 08, 2016
The Consumers Union, victims of botched treatment and other severe medical errors, as well as individuals whose loved ones died as a result of similar mistakes join Senator Jerry Hill in a news conference to urge support of Hill’s Senate Bill 1033 at 11:45 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2016, in Hearing Room 3191 of the State Capitol.
March 29, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and surviving family members of victims killed by drunk drivers gather on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday before the Senate Public Safety Committee’s hearing on SB 1046.

March 24, 2016

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, surviving family members of victims killed by drunk drivers and other law enforcement partners join Senator Jerry Hill in a news conference at SFPD at 10 a.m. Monday, March 28.

February 15, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, introduced legislation to compel doctors on probation for serious offenses to notify their patients, prohibit the “rehoming” of adopted children, prevent DUI offenders from driving drunk again, and require the CPUC to tighten its oversight of utilities’ work to prevent wildfires caused by powerlines.

February 14, 2016

Twelve hundred members of the California National Guard and the Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing deployed in the Middle East and Africa received valentines made by South San Francisco senior citizens and supporters of the Magnolia Center as part of a community crafts project with Senator Jerry Hill.

February 12, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today requiring doctors on disciplinary probation for serious offenses to notify patients before visits take place and to obtain signed confirmation that the patient received the alert. SB 1033 compels the Medical Board of California to draw up regulations for this stricter disclosure requirement and the steps doctors should take to abide by the new rules.

February 05, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties), Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) will introduce legislation Monday to start funding a statewide earthquake early warning system to help save lives and protect the public before temblors strike.

January 12, 2016

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, introduced legislation today to require law enforcement officers to securely stow any handgun they leave in vehicles – closing a legal loophole that exempts peace officers from a California gun safety standard.