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

KCRA 3/NBC: “It takes a spark to cause a fire and that seems to always be coming from PG&E lines -- and that's the problem," state Senator Jerry Hill said. “Every year it’s another disaster. Another loss of life…thousands of people who lose their homes.” 
November 12, 2018
KQED California Report: "At some point we have to say enough is enough," Hill said. "And I think we need to seriously look at whether an investor-owned utility model is good for California because the incentive is really the critical issue ... when profits are the reason that you're doing your job, that creates a question especially in light of the safety aspect of it."
November 11, 2018
ABC 7/KGO: "These are things that should not be happening," State Sen. Jerry Hill told ABC7 News. "I anticipate if these fires are shown to be PG&E's responsibility, they will be right back to the legislature and the governor," Hill said. "Trying to get another bailout as they did last year."
November 09, 2018

Press Releases

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

Governor Brown Signs Senator Hill's Bills to Increase AED Availability & Extend Alternative Custody Program for Young Nonviolent Felons

Governor Brown signed legislation Sunday night by state Senator Jerry Hill to require that an automated external defibrillator – the emergency device better known as an AED – is installed in high-occupancy structures that undergo significant...

September 30, 2018

Senator Jerry Hill Issues Statement on Governor’s Veto of Jojo’s Act

“It is vital that we lift the barriers for students with serious medical conditions who rely on medical cannabis to attend school,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. “Making it easier for these children and teens to...

September 29, 2018