Emy Thurber Honored as Woman of the Year

Emily "Emy" Thurber, who has devoted a lifetime to public service and women’s leadership in her community, has been named the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 13thSenate District by state Senator Jerry Hill. View video of the Senate ceremony honoring Emy and read more about her here. See more photos here.

In the News

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital: To help call awareness to DIPG – and learn more about groundbreaking research – congressional staff from Sacramento and Washington, DC, joined DIPG families in Stanford’s Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building for a presentation by Monje, followed by a tour of the Monje Lab. Joining the roundtable were the offices of U.S. Representatives Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo, California State Senators Jerry Hill and Scott Wilk, and California Assembly member Marc Berman.
June 07, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle: [State Senator Jerry] Hill, a longtime critic of Pacific Gas and Electric. Co., introduced several bills this year to tighten control over the troubled utility amid its bankruptcy proceedings. The Senate passed two of the measures — to require the California Public Utilities Commission to mandate a schedule for when electric utilities inspect their transmission lines, and to prohibit the commission from approving a change in control of a large electric or gas company unless the shift improves safety.
June 06, 2019
East County Today:  On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of legislators announced a new Legislative Substance Abuse Treatment Working Group formed to address the challenges confronting California’s addiction treatment industry. Members include, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair of the Accountability & Administrative Review Committee, Senators Patricia Bates, Jerry Hill, and Henry Stern, and Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, Tasha Boerner Horvath,William P. Brough, Tom Daly, Kevin McCarty and Marie Waldron. "It is critical for us to ensure that the treatment available to individuals who are working to recover from substance dependencies meet evidence-based standards and are part of programs that are appropriately licensed by our state," said Senator Jerry Hill. "No one should fall victim to fraudulent or non-evidenced-based programs that fleece patients under the guise of helping them conquer their dependencies.”
June 06, 2019

Press Releases

Senior Coastsiders Celebrated as the Nonprofit of the Year for the 13th Senate District

Senior Coastsiders, based in Half Moon Bay, was celebrated in the Capitol as the Nonprofit of the Year in California’s 13th Senate District.

June 07, 2019

Senator Jerry Hill Withdraws Bill to Ban Flavored Tobacco Products Rather Than Accept Amendments That Erode Protections for Youth

State Senator Jerry Hill today withdrew his bill to combat the epidemic use of flavored tobacco products by youth, following hostile amendments that carved out exceptions for tobacco used in hookahs and for tobacco products patented before...

May 23, 2019

Senator Jerry Hill Holds Hearing Today on Safety & the CPUC | Capitol Hearing Examines the Effectiveness of CPUC’s Office of Safety Advocates

State Senator Jerry Hill, as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, holds a hearing to examine the role and effectiveness of the Office of Safety Advocates within the California Public Utilities...

May 14, 2019