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Messages to the Community

Letter to Santa Clara County Supervisors on Caltrain

July 21, 2020

"As the author of the legislation that allows a Caltrain dedicated funding measure to be put on the ballot, I urge you to pass a clean measure, without conditions that restrict the funds from being made available immediately and continuously...

Statement by State Senator Jerry Hill on the Death of George Floyd and the Peninsula’s Response

June 04, 2020

I am proud of the Peninsula residents who have strongly, safely and peacefully spoken out in righteous outrage over the killing of George Floyd. (Please click the headline to read the full statement.)

Updated: Listen to Tele-Town Hall for Small Businesses Coping with COVID-19

June 04, 2020

Click the headline to access a recording of the event and view program notes on the tele-town hall held by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Senator Jerry Hill for small businesses.

In the News

August 05, 2020
Sacramento Bee: Senate Bill 793 ultimately passed through the committee, and is on its way to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
August 04, 2020
News Release: Landmark legislation to end the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products including minty-sweet menthol, the original candy-flavored cigarettes, passed out of the Assembly Health Committee on a 10 to 2 vote Tuesday night.
August 04, 2020
Los Angeles Times: Few bills that pass through Sacramento have as much potential to save lives as SB 793, which would ban flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and vaping liquid, from being sold in stores in California. Why? Because fruity flavors in e-cigarettes and cigarillos and menthol flavors in traditional cigarettes lure teenagers, putting them at risk for a lifetime addicted to a deadly and costly product.
August 04, 2020
Sacramento Bee: Tuesday is a big day for the bill to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in the state. SB 793 is set to be heard by lawmakers on the Assembly Health Committee, a critical step in the bill’s path to passage with just weeks left in this legislative session. The bill has significant legislative support, including Assembly Health Committee Chairman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, and Congressional Black Caucus chair and rumored Joe Biden vice presidential pick Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles. But there are still some wobblers on the Health Committee