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

September 13, 2019
Los Angeles Times: “This is an outrageous way of trying to protest or make a point,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), who was seated at his desk on the floor when liquid fell on unsuspecting legislators.    
September 13, 2019
Los Angeles Times: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. once had no shortage of political influence or friends willing to step up at California’s state Capitol when the company wanted something. Now few politicians, especially those who represent districts in Northern California, want to be publicly associated with PG&E “It’s one thing if the company has the credibility, the integrity and the respect; then you don’t mind going out on a limb,” Sen. Jerry Hill said. “You don’t mind one time, two times, but it’s a third time and you can’t trust them. I think they’ve put this legislative body in harm’s way, and I don’t think there’s a willingness to go out on a limb for them again.”
September 12, 2019
Los Angeles Times: Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said he agreed to shelve his separate bill that originally would have allowed cannabis use on party buses, saying the delay was needed to permit more time for law enforcement and transportation experts to work out a way to avoid marijuana smoke affecting drivers. “These are controversial operations,” Hill said. “In the interest of public safety, if they are allowed to continue to exist, they should be regulated, and if not, they should not be permitted at all. Currently, they are operating under a loophole in the law.”
September 11, 2019
Daily Journal: Responding to pressure applied by community members and local lawmakers, the Peninsula Health Care District plans to build affordable housing in its proposed wellness community, according to a top district official. The declaration comes in the immediate wake of a joint letter sent from the offices of U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, again urging health officials to reserve a portion of the sweeping development for below-market-rate housing.

Press Releases

Jojo's Act by Senator Hill Passes Senate, Heads to Governor Newsom for Consideration

The Senate today passed Jojo’s Act, the bill by Senator Jerry Hill that would help students living with severe disabilities who rely on medicinal cannabis and need to take their medication during the school day....

August 30, 2019

Senator Jerry Hill Holds Hearing in State Capitol on Public Safety Power Shutoffs: What’s Being Done to Ensure They are Conducted Wisely and Safely During Wildfire Threats

State Senator Jerry Hill, as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, will hold a hearing Wednesday on electric utility de-energization, better known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The hearing, entitled...

August 12, 2019

Senator Hill Places Senate Bill 360 on Hold

State Senator Jerry Hill has decided to place on hold his legislation that requires clergy of all faiths to report knowledge of child abuse or neglect, even if such information is learned during penitential communications with other clergy...

July 09, 2019