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

Sacramento Bee: Sen. Jerry Hill introduced the bill when the issue was brought to his attention by a Bay Area teenager who has advocated for girls' rights. Critics of underage marriage say teens, especially girls, can be forced or coerced into marriage with lifelong consequences.
September 21, 2018
Los Angeles Times: “Shouldn't we focus on requiring PG&E to improve the safety of their electric system that they've been neglecting all these years?” state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said during last month’s floor debate in opposing SB 901. “Instead, this bill rewards their bad behavior.”
September 21, 2018
Los Angeles Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a co-author of the bill, campaigned over three years for passage of the law, and the recent push included testimony from U.S. Olympic gymnasts who were victims of Dr. Larry Nassar. 
September 20, 2018

Press Releases

Governor Signs Senator Hill's TNC Access for All Act and Legislation to Increase the Property Tax Exemption for Nonprofits Providing Affordable Housing

Governor Brown signed bills by Senator Jerry Hill Saturday to increase wheelchair users’ access to transportation network company services and to help ease the property tax burden for nonprofits that privately fund and provide affordable...

September 22, 2018

Governor Brown Signs Bill by Senator Jerry Hill to Help Prevent Minors from Being Forced into Marriage or a Domestic Partnership

Governor Brown signed legislation today by Senator Jerry Hill to protect minors from being forced into marriage or a domestic partnership – especially those that may result from physical force or abuse, or could place a minor at risk for...

September 21, 2018

Governor Brown Signs Bill by Senator Jerry Hill to Extend Baccalaureate Degree Pilot Program at California Community Colleges

Governor Brown signed legislation by state Senator Jerry Hill today to extend a pilot program allowing students to earn baccalaureate degrees at 15 California community colleges.

September 20, 2018