Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 20, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation supported by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that would ease a hastily approved cap on school budget reserves and provide districts with greater flexibility to make the best decisions for their students.

July 14, 2015

The California Senate Governance and Finance Committee holds the first hearing on SB 681 by Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin to prohibit Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) from taking $1.3 billion in state tax deductions for the $1.6 billion fine that was levied against the utility for the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.

July 13, 2015

Legislation by Senators Jerry Hill and Loni Hancock to require disclosure to regulators of felony convictions and settlements in cases alleging construction defects, fraud, negligence, incompetence and other serious professional wrongdoing faces a pivotal hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday.

June 26, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties and Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, D-San Mateo, today introduced legislation that would prohibit Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) from taking $1.3 billion in state tax deductions for the $1.6 billion fine that was levied against the utility for the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion.