Making Precious Seconds Count

The statewide Early Earthquake Warning System launched on the 30th anniversary of the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta quake. Learn about the system here and get the free MyShake app. See video of the governor’s news conference with state OES, UC Berkeley Seismology Lab and other government leaders, including Senator Hill, who were driving forces to behind the new system.

In the News

January 22, 2020
Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, has introduced legislation to help prevent excavators from striking underground natural gas pipelines, telecommunications cabling, electrical lines, water mains and other underground infrastructure. Existing law already requires excavators to outline the area where their work is to be done and call 811 before digging occurs. SB 865 adds further requirements for collaboration and communication between excavators, the 811 regional notification centers, and the operators of the infrastructure that lies underground, according to Hill’s office.
January 21, 2020
La Opinion: Los proyectos de ley de atención médica y las iniciativas presupuestarias de los políticos están llenas de ideas y dólares, y se oponen a industrias poderosas. Ponen a California, una vez más, a la vanguardia. (E)l año pasado, legisladores estatales sacaron de la mesa la prohibición en todo el estado después de enfrentar la presión de la industria del tabaco. Ahora, el senador estatal Jerry Hill (demócrata de San Mateo) está de regreso con su propuesta de prohibición a nivel estatal, que puede tener más impulso este año.
January 20, 2020
San Francisco Public Press: Senator Jerry Hill said in a text message that the annual reports submitted to the commission should not be completely confidential, and should be subject to the California Public Records Act. “Transparency should be the underlying premise for these reports,” Hill wrote. Any claims that information must be withheld as ‘trade secret” should be “weighed against the overarching concerns for public safety and public good.”
January 20, 2020
San Francisco Chronicle: Last year, 13 legislators from the 10 counties also urged the governor to undo the property tax shift. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, were among those who signed (the letter to the governor).

Press Releases

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill to Tighten Rules for Safe Digging by Excavators

State Senator Jerry Hill has introduced legislation to help prevent excavators from striking underground natural gas pipelines, telecommunications cabling, electrical lines, water mains and other underground infrastructure. SB 865 is aimed...

January 21, 2020

State Senator Jerry Hill Issues Statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s Proposed Budget

“Our governor’s proposed budget continues his work to make smart, targeted investments in our future, especially for education and early childhood development...(it) underscores key priorities, such as ensuring that Californians have access...

January 10, 2020

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis & 30 State Lawmakers Back New Bill to Ban Store Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products

Amid mounting concerns for the health and safety of young people, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, 30 state lawmakers, and a strong coalition of health, youth and community advocates are backing a tough...

January 06, 2020