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In the News

March 13, 2020
San Francisco Public Press: Reversing a long-standing policy of extraordinary secrecy, the California Public Utilities Commission unanimously voted Thursday to rescind an obscure footnote that granted sweeping confidentiality to safety reports that must be filed by Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies about accidents and assaults connected with their services across the state. In an email Senator Hill praised the vote as a public service, writing, “Government cannot fulfill our obligation to conduct the public’s business in public if the data underlying our policies is kept secret.”
March 11, 2020
CalOES News: “This is the right thing to do. It is a fine example of how we can get ahead of COVID 19 by working together,” said state Senator Jerry Hill. “By making these guest rooms available to the cruise ship travelers whose wellness must be monitored in a contained setting, the hotel owner is doing a huge service for our community and our state. Thanks also go to our local officials in San Carlos and San Mateo County, to CalOES and the CDC for doing their utmost for the care and safety of those who have been caught up in this health emergency – and in doing so, help protect the health of our greater community.”
March 11, 2020
San Francisco Business Times: Bay Area political leaders issued a warning on last Thursday against the closure of Seton Medical Center, demanding the hospital’s owner give at least three months notice before shuttering the facility. Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) released a joint statement arguing that the closure would have a harsh effect on the community and urging Verity to follow state law by providing a 90-day notice when shutting down Seton's emergency room.
March 05, 2020
Event-NewsEnterprise: The founder of a local military nonprofit organization is praising the introduction of a bill in the California state senate that will aid military sexual assault survivors seeking justice. Dr. Dwight Stirling, CEO of the Center for Law and Military Policy, said the bill, introduced by Senator Jerry Hill and co-sponsored by Sen. Tom Umberg will empower California military service survivors of sexual assault to seek justice in a civil court. Stirling, a former military prosecutor who still serves in the reserves, said he supports SB 1274 as a means of easing restrictions imposed by the Feres doctrine.

Press Releases

Senator Hill to Introduce Legislation to Help Reduce Delays in Handling Workers’ Claims for Wage Theft

State Senator Jerry Hill will introduce legislation to help clear logjams in the state’s process for handling claims from workers for unpaid wages. “Workers deserve to receive the wages they’ve earned, and it’s disgraceful when they are...

February 25, 2020

Senator Hill Introduces Bill to Aid Sexual Assault Survivors Seeking Justice in California Military Cases

State Senator Jerry Hill has introduced legislation to remove a legal obstacle that hinders efforts to hold members of the California military accountable in cases of alleged sexual assault, sexual harassment and reprisals against...

February 24, 2020

Bill by Senator Hill Would Block PG&E from Taking $1.675 Billion Tax Write-Off on Wildfire Settlement

State Senator Jerry Hill has introduced legislation to bar electric and gas companies from taking a state tax deduction for any expense resulting from a decision by state regulators to penalize a utility for safety violations.

February 20, 2020