Press Releases

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.

January 04, 2016

Senator Jerry Hill introduces nine reform bills, including that three – legislation focusing on issues of affordable housing, excessive water use, and “right on red” traffic violations – that were proposed by a nun, a San Mateo homeowner and a San Bruno resident during Senator Hill’s eighth annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for constituents.

December 31, 2015

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, will introduce measures to require fines for excessive water users, revise penalties for right-turn-on-red traffic violations, set stricter rules for inspecting tour buses, and more, on January 4 when the Legislature reconvenes.

December 30, 2015

Eighteen bills authored by State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, will take effect January 1.

December 21, 2015

Law enforcement, MADD, NHTSA, and Senator Jerry Hill promote sober driving during the holiday season and discuss the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. MADD releases report on California’s Ignition Interlock program, showing that IIDs have prevented over one million instances of drinking and driving since 2010.