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Join Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara & Senator Jerry Hill for a Tele-Town Hall on Small Businesses & COVID-19

May 15, 2020

Join us at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28, for a telephone town hall on insurance issues and available resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. Click the headline for RSVP information.

Please, Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.

April 28, 2020

During California’s stay-at-home order, older Californians and other at-risk adults may need friends and neighbors to help them obtain basic needs like groceries and prescriptions, and much-needed social interaction.

In the News

May 18, 2020
News Release: With a unanimous vote, the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee passed Senator Jerry Hill’s bill to prohibit discrimination against cash payments. The committee’s 9-0 vote sends Senate Bill 926 to the Senate Appropriation Committee for review.
May 15, 2020
Daily Journal: Looks like a longtime wish of state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, may come to pass. Hill, an ardent opponent of tobacco, has been pushing to prohibit retail sales of flavored tobacco products across the state.
May 15, 2020
Daily Journal: Hill framed the hard choices ahead for lawmakers. “Gov. Newsom provided a carefully drawn proposal for our state to pull through the 2020-21 fiscal year, and now it’s up to lawmakers to refine that plan,” he said in an email. “We all know we have difficult decisions to make.”
May 13, 2020
CBS 13: The state bill to prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products cleared its first major hurdle today. The Senate Health Committee voted 8-1 in favor of the SB 793, sending it to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further review. [Video of full hearing available.]