Press Releases

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.

August 25, 2016

With a 39-0 vote, the state Senate passed Senator Jerry Hill’s SB 1046 to require ignition interlock devices for DUI offenders and expand a current four-county IID pilot program statewide.

August 11, 2016

Legislation to heighten oversight of building contractors – introduced in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy that killed six students – now moves to the state Assembly for consideration, following the bill’s passage Thursday by a key Assembly committee.