Press Releases

Senator Jerry Hill Opens 8th Annual Bill Idea Contest

November 27, 2015

Have a terrific idea for a much-needed new state law? Or maybe there’s a real turkey that you think should be off the books? State Senator Jerry Hill is accepting entries for his eighth annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents, and encourages Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents to participate.

Senator Hill Celebrates La Honda Fire Brigade and the New Law Inspired by the All-Volunteer Force

November 20, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill celebrates La Honda Fire Brigade and the new law inspired by the all-volunteer firefighting force at a “Java with Jerry” community coffee.

Hill Holds Safety Hearing on Wildfires Ignited by Power Lines

November 17, 2015

The California Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, chaired by State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, holds an oversight hearing on wildfires in California. The hearing comes in the aftermath of September’s Butte Fire, which burned 70,868 acres in Amador and Calaveras Counties, destroyed 818 structures, and caused two fatalities.

Hill Announces Legislation Requiring Schools, Governments to Consider Synthetic Turf Materials That Don't Contain Used Tires

November 02, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill will renew his legislative effort to require schools and local governments to consider using non-toxic infill alternatives to used tires when installing artificial turf fields.

Governor Signs Historic Bill Making California the First State to Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

October 10, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 27 by Senator Jerry Hill, making California the first state in the nation to establish a comprehensive regulatory framework for the use of antibiotics in farm animals.

Governor Signs License Plate Reader and Cell Phone Intercept Privacy Bills

October 08, 2015

Governor Brown has signed two bills authored by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County, that create privacy protections for powerful surveillance tools used by local governments, law enforcement officials and businesses.

State Senator Jerry Hill & Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Hold Town Hall Meeting on Education

October 01, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson invite the public to their town hall meeting on education with San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne Campbell and Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools Jon Gundry at 7 p.m. on October 13 in Cañada College’s Main Theatre.

Legislature Approves Bill That Would Make California First State To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

September 11, 2015

The California Legislature adjourned for the year this evening with 16 bills by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, awaiting action by the governor, including bills that would establish the nation’s first livestock antibiotic regulation, increase transparency of license plate readers and cell phone stingray trackers, and increase public safety related to earthquake preparedness, pipeline dig-ins, and drunk drivers. The governor – who has already signed four Hill bills – has until October 11 to sign or veto legislation.

License Plate Reader and Cell Phone Intercept Bills Sent to Governor

September 04, 2015

The Legislature sent two bills by Senator Jerry Hill’s to the Governor that create privacy protections for powerful surveillance tools used by local law enforcement officials and businesses.

Jerry Hill’s Bill To Expand The Availability of Life-Saving AEDs Is On Governor’s Desk After Unanimous Passage By State Senate

August 27, 2015

The California Senate today unanimously approved and sent to the governor legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, that will increase access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by reducing liability concerns about the devices that are the most effective way to save heart attack victims.