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

Mercury News: Coming on the heels of PG&E’s victories in September with the state Legislature and outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown, the prospect of a $1.50 jump in monthly bills for customers drew opposition from state Sen. Jerry Hill, whose district includes parts of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.“PG&E was able this year to fool the Legislature, PG&E fooled the governor and now they are trying to fool the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,” Sen. Hill said. “Any opportunity that PG&E has to get into ratepayer’s wallets, they are going to do it."
October 18, 2018
NBC Bay Area/KNTV 11:  State Senator Jerry Hill says 6 percent of California forests actually belong to the federal governor and the Trump Administration should bear some responsibility.  
October 17, 2018
KFBK News Radio: PG&E shut off the electricity for tens of thousands of customers during high winds Sunday night in fire-prone areas of El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Lake and Napa counties and didn't fully restore it until late yesterday afternoon. KFBK talked to State Senator Jerry Hill about it. 
October 17, 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