In the News

September 21, 2018

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

Patch.com:  "No one who needs a straw will be deprived of one," California Sen. Jerry Hill, who represents San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, told Patch. "That's a good starting point for reducing waste from this type of single-use plastic. The measure is likely to prompt businesses that are not covered by AB1884 to consider their practices when it comes to straws. "

September 21, 2018

KRCR News ABC 7: The legislation was introduced by Senator McGuire in partnership with Senators Bill Dodd and Jerry Hill and Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Marc Levine, and Jim Wood. The legislation, for the first time, advances statewide emergency alert standards that all of California’s 58 counties can adopt.

September 20, 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

Sacramento Bee: “This legislation owes its success to all the brave survivors who have testified about their traumatic and deeply personal experiences in the past three years,” Hill said. “They include mothers, grandmothers, former students, star athletes, a prosecutor and other professionals who shared their stories with lawmakers to persuade the legislature to lift the veil of secrecy that has protected bad actors.”

September 20, 2018

ABC 7 San Diego: The breakthrough legislation was signed Wednesday by Governor Jerry Brown and is the result of years of debate and compromise by consumer and patient advocates, physicians, and the California Medical Association.

September 20, 2018

Fox 5 San Diego: “We at the San Diego Community College District and at college districts throughout California are truly grateful for Senator Hill and Governor Brown for this much needed legislation that will extend opportunities for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in critical workforce areas,” said SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll.

September 20, 2018

Politico: California becomes the first state to require doctors to notify patients if placed on probation for certain serious professional violations under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The signing caps three years of work by state Sen. Jerry Hill, author of Senate Bill 1448 – dubbed the Patient Right to Know Act

September 20, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle:  SB 1448, authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, requires licensed physicians to notify their patients if they are on probation for sexual misconduct, drug abuse that has or could harm patients, a criminal conviction involving harm to patients, or inappropriate prescribing resulting in patient harm.