Governor Brown Signs Landmark Legislation: SB 1448, The Patient’s Right to Know Act

Governor Brown signed SB 1448, the Patient’s Right to Know Act, making California the first state to enact a law requiring physicians to notify patients if placed on probation for serious misconduct leading to patient harm. The governor's approval caps three years of efforts by Senator Hill and patient safety advocates to change the law. Watch a news conference of star athletes who urged support of SB 1448. Learn more about the bill.

In the News

NBC Bay Area: “It needs to be checked, and it needs to be checked soon,” said State Senator Jerry Hill about the company’s high voltage system — including the 100 year old vintage towers at the origin of the Nov. 8 fire.
December 07, 2018
Los Angeles Times: Senator Jerry Hill is introducing a ballot measure to require children who receive the state’s property inheritance tax break to live in their parents’ homes. Doing so would rein in what Hill called “abuses” of a policy established more than three decades ago designed to help children retain ownership of family property.
December 03, 2018
Capitol Weekly:  So let’s crunch some numbers: We’ll look at the Senate first...The most bills introduced during the 2017-18 session were 49 by Jerry Hill, followed by Ricardo Lara with 45.
December 03, 2018

Press Releases

Senator Jerry Hill Proposes Ballot Measure to End California’s Property Tax Inheritance Break for People Who Don’t Live in the House Left to Them by Parents or Grandparents

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to ensure that California’s tax break on inherited residential property benefits only individuals who live in the home left to them by parents or grandparents. Joining him in introducing...

December 04, 2018

State Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Ban Sales of Flavored E-Cigarettes and All Other Flavored Tobacco Products to Combat Use by Youths | Also Introduce Bill to Set Stricter Rules for Age Verification in Sales of Tobacco Products Online and by Mail

Led by Senator Jerry Hill, nearly 20 state lawmakers introduced a bill today to prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products – including flavored electronic cigarettes and menthol cigarettes – in retail stores and vending machines to halt an...

December 03, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill Joins Surfrider Members and Their Attorneys at Martins Beach to Hail U.S. Supreme Court’s Rejection of Billionaire’s Bid for an Appeal

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, members of the Surfrider Foundation and their attorneys hold a news conference on a key victory in the fight to restore public access to Martins Beach: The U.S. Supreme Court...

October 01, 2018