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December 12, 2018 “The life-saving potential of an AED is clear,” Hill said. “The single most effective intervention during sudden cardiac arrest is the use of an AED.”

December 11, 2018 Hill calls into question the whole investment-owned model for a utility company that makes $1.5 billion a year. "What I'd like to see us look at is what is the best, safest way to provide utility services in California," he said.

December 10, 2018

San Diego-Union Tribune: “They have done absolutely nothing in those two years,” state Sen. Jerry Hill, the San Mateo Democrat who introduced SB 1028, said of utility regulators. “The unfortunate thing is we gave them that authority but we did not put a timeline on it,” Hill said. “We assumed it would be prioritized, but sadly it takes a tragedy to realign priorities -- and that’s what we’ve seen -- tragedy and devastation.”

December 10, 2018

Daily Journal: With legislation just proposed, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is seeking to close a tax loophole which he claims property heirs are exploiting to the detriment of city and county budgets...Hill claimed his proposed Senate Constitutional Amendment 3 is necessary to prevent those who rent inherited properties from enjoying the lower tax rate passed down with the land.

December 07, 2018

NBC Bay Area: “It needs to be checked, and it needs to be checked soon,” said State Senator Jerry Hill about the company’s high voltage system — including the 100 year old vintage towers at the origin of the Nov. 8 fire.

December 05, 2018

East Bay Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a harsh critic of PG&E, was pleased with the court’s latest demand. “It looks like it will take a federal judge to get the state’s Justice Department to look seriously at PG&E and its safety culture,” Hill said.

December 03, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Senator Jerry Hill is introducing a ballot measure to require children who receive the state’s property inheritance tax break to live in their parents’ homes. Doing so would rein in what Hill called “abuses” of a policy established more than three decades ago designed to help children retain ownership of family property.

December 03, 2018

Capitol Weekly:  So let’s crunch some numbers: We’ll look at the Senate first...The most bills introduced during the 2017-18 session were 49 by Jerry Hill, followed by Ricardo Lara with 45.

December 03, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Some believe the timing is inappropriate, so soon after the catastrophic Camp fire in Butte County. Others see the effort as tantamount to punishing utility customers — particularly those of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. — through higher bills. “All of this conversation is premature,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), a frequent PG&E critic. “There is a major cost to ratepayers that I think is outrageous.”

November 29, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: Six California lawmakers said Thursday they plan to introduce a bill next week that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco — including fruit-flavored nicotine pods made by Juul — in retail stores and vending machines. The legislators, led by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, say the measure is meant to curb e-cigarette use among teens, which is on the rise.