In the News

November 12, 2018

KCRA 3/NBC: “It takes a spark to cause a fire and that seems to always be coming from PG&E lines -- and that's the problem," state Senator Jerry Hill said. “Every year it’s another disaster. Another loss of life…thousands of people who lose their homes.” 

November 12, 2018

KQED: Michael Krasny interviews State Senator Jerry Hill live on KQED Forum.

November 11, 2018

KQED California Report: "At some point we have to say enough is enough," Hill said. "And I think we need to seriously look at whether an investor-owned utility model is good for California because the incentive is really the critical issue ... when profits are the reason that you're doing your job, that creates a question especially in light of the safety aspect of it."

November 09, 2018

ABC 7/KGO: "These are things that should not be happening," State Sen. Jerry Hill told ABC7 News. "I anticipate if these fires are shown to be PG&E's responsibility, they will be right back to the legislature and the governor," Hill said. "Trying to get another bailout as they did last year."

November 07, 2018

CMAJ News: Alberta is not alone in pursuing stiffer penalties for sexual misconduct. Hoffman’s bill is modelled on a similar law in Ontario that came into effect in May 2018, making those two provinces the only ones to introduce laws aimed specifically at protecting patients from sexual abuse. A bill signed into law in California in September requires doctors on disciplinary probation for sexual misconduct and other offences to notify their patients, making it the first state in the US to introduce that requirement. Jerry Hill, the California State Senator who sponsored the bill, says proactive patient notification is necessary because 30% of physicians put on probation in California reoffend.

November 07, 2018

Los Altos Town Crier: State Sen. Jerry Hill, whose 13th District includes Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, noted, “All people of goodwill are grieving with you.” Hill said this latest tragedy is reflective of a growing trend of hate and bigotry. “This is the consequence of our political polarization and hate messages in social media,” he said, in addition to the relatively easy access to semiautomatic weapons. “We must demand our political leaders address all these issues and more.”

November 03, 2018

Palo Alto Online: As the evening unfolded, we moved from singing to listening to faith leaders and other speakers, alternating several speakers at a time between songs that were uplifting in words and sound. But oh, all the rabbis, the Muslim leaders, the reverend of All Saints Episcopal Church, the young student from Kehillah Jewish High School, the Hindu leader and her son, and state Sen. Jerry Hill who spoke to us, and all those other faith leaders, like the reverend of University AME Zion church, who thronged the "bimah" at the end, how they moved me and so many, many people to tears and "Amens" and applause.

November 03, 2018

KTVU: State Senator Jerry Hill and Congresswoman Jackie Speier were among those in attendance. Speier made reference to the explosives sent to prominent Democrats.

November 01, 2018

Daily Journal:“Either it’s going to happen with us approving it in the general plan and controlling the process, or the state is going to do it,” said Conway, regarding housing development. “So pick your poison.” His argument is built on draft legislation floated last year as part of the housing law package threatening to compel development at the site. In response to the bill crafted by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D- San Mateo, Conway and his colleagues on the Brisbane City Council approved floating a scaled down development proposal to voters...

October 24, 2018

Capitola Soquel Times: Senate Bill 1448 (Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo): Starting in July 2019, your physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, acupuncturists, chiropractors and osteopathic and naturopathic doctors will have to inform you if they are on probation for ethical violations like gross negligence, substance abuse, inappropriate prescribing or sexual misconduct, before they can treat you.