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

Patch.com: California Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has introduced a bill designed to give new life to legislative efforts to end housing discrimination against veterans and military personnel.
February 19, 2019
Patch.com: On Valentine's Day, more than 2,100 members of the California National Guard on duty at home and abroad received heartfelt messages of thanks and appreciation from the senior citizens, volunteers and friends of the Magnolia Center."It is critical that we recognize and appreciate the women and men who give their time to serve our country and our communities in our times of need," said Senator Hill, noting that California National Guard members helped fight the wildfires that ravaged the state last year and this year. "Thanks to the Magnolia Center's Operation Valentine, California Guardsmen and women will receive a message of love and thanks, no matter where they might be deployed."
February 15, 2019
Daily Journal: The property tax burden for charities, religious organizations and other nonprofits that privately fund affordable housing and do not receive tax credits would be eased under legislation introduced Thursday, Feb. 14, by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo.
February 14, 2019

Press Releases

Senator Hill Introduces Bill to Aid DAs in Prosecuting Suspects Accused of Victimizing the Elderly in Crime Sprees That Hop From County to County

District attorneys would have a new tool in prosecuting cases of elderly abuse and fraud that span multiple counties under legislation introduced today by state Senator Jerry Hill. San Mateo County DA Steve Wagstaffe proposed the bill idea...

February 15, 2019

New Bill by Senator Jerry Hill Offers Property Tax Relief to Charities That Privately Fund Affordable Housing

The property tax burden for charities, religious organizations and other nonprofits that privately fund affordable housing and do not receive tax credits would be eased under legislation introduced today by state Senator Jerry Hill.
February 14, 2019

South San Francisco Senior Center Sends More Than 2,100 Handmade Valentines to California Soldiers

On Valentine’s Day, more than 2,100 members of the California National Guard on duty at home and abroad received heartfelt messages of thanks and appreciation from the senior citizens, volunteers and friends of the Magnolia Center in South...

February 14, 2019