Press Releases

La Honda All Volunteer Fire Brigade Wins 7th Annual “Oughta Be A Law … or Not” Contest

February 27, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County, today introduced legislation that would exempt California’s roughly 250 All-Volunteer Fire Departments from sales tax on fundraising activities. Senate Bill 598 was suggested by the La Honda Fire Brigade, the winner of Hill’s seventh annual “Oughta Be A Law … or Not” contest.

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Legislation to Combat 'Nightmare Bacteria'

February 24, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, today introduced legislation to ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics in California nursing homes, which can serve as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance.

South San Francisco Seniors Join Forces with Senator Jerry Hill and California National Guard to Send 750 Valentines to Guardsmen Overseas

February 14, 2015

Hundreds of California National Guardsmen are receiving valentines from the senior citizens of the Magnolia Center, who made it their goal to send handmade greeting to every member of the Guard deployed overseas on Cupid’s holiday.

Hill Introduces Bill to Require Ignition Interlock Devices for Convicted Drunk Drivers

December 29, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill – joined by representatives for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and law enforcement officers from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties – will hold a news conference in Redwood City (Courthouse Square) to announce he is introducing legislation to require all drivers convicted of driving under the influence to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on their vehicles. In the past 30 years, more than 50,000 people have died in California because of drunk drivers and more than one million have been injured. Repeat DUI offenders account for about a third of annual DUI convictions

Hill Introduces Bill Banning New Artificial Turf Fields Made With Recycled Tires While State Studies Possible Link To Cancer And Other Health Risks

December 17, 2014

Prompted by increasing concerns that artificial turf fields made with crumbs of rubber from recycled tires may be linked to serious illnesses in children, Senator Jerry Hill today introduced legislation that would prohibit the installation of these surfaces in schools and parks in California while the state conducts a study to determine possible health risks.

Senator Jerry Hill Announces 7th Annual Bill Idea Contest

November 26, 2014

Entries are being accepted for Senator Jerry Hill’s seventh annual “Oughta Be A Law…Or Not” contest for bill ideas from constituents. Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, announced the 2015 bill idea contest today and encouraged Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents to participate.

Hill to Unveil Legislation Removing Michael Peevey as a Member of the Public Utilities Commission

October 08, 2014

State Senator Jerry Hill – joined by San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane and San Carlos Mayor Mark Olbert – will hold a news conference to announce he will introduce a measure when the Legislature reconvenes Dec. 1 that would remove California Public Utilities (CPUC) President Michael Peevey should he be reappointed. A new set of emails released this week disclosed quid pro quo arrangements between Peevey and a top Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executive.

Governor Signs Senator Hill's Bills to Protect Consumers, Improve Oversight of Utilities and Reopen Martins Beach

September 30, 2014

Governor Brown has signed 16 bills by Senator Jerry Hill including legislation to protect consumers, improve oversight of utilities and reopen Martins Beach on the San Mateo County coast.

Governor Signs Martins Beach Legislation

September 30, 2014

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed Senator Jerry Hill’s legislation to require the State Lands Commission to enter into negotiations with Silicon Valley billionaire and Martins Beach property owner Vinod Khosla for one year, in an effort to re-open the beach near Half Moon Bay to the public.