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February 28, 2019

KTVU: “The unfortunate part that I find from all of this is what they said caused the fire -- which looks like wear and tear on their equipment, their transmission lines,” said Senator Jerry Hill. He said better maintenance of existing lines and better oversight could have prevented the Camp Fire and subsequent loss of life.

February 28, 2019

ABC 7: State Senator Jerry Hill said today in Sacramento that PG&E should have made safety improvements on the Caribou-Palermo line years ago. "PG&E had improvements they were going to make on that line and they deferred them," said State Senator Jerry Hill of San Mateo. "They got the money for it, spent the money on something else, and asked for the money again and every year they were supposed to do it, they still haven't started the work that was to be done on that line." 

February 28, 2019

YourCentralValley.com: "Lowering the blood alcohol level to 0.05% will save many lives and this legislation will do that. Over 100 countries around the world have already gone to a 0.05 --it saves lives," said Senator Jerry Hill. 

February 28, 2019

Bloomberg: “PG&E blames Northern California’s wildfires on climate change,” says California State Senator Jerry Hill, a longtime critic whose district includes San Bruno. “But that didn’t ignite the fires. PG&E’s equipment did.” 

February 28, 2019

Sacramento Bee: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, a fierce critic of the utility, said the disclosures show PG&E failed to conduct basic repairs that could have protected the public. “You can go to a hardware store and get a C-hook,” said Hill, who has introduced legislation that would make it harder for PG&E to pass bankruptcy costs onto ratepayers. 

February 28, 2019

Mercury News: “It’s unfortunate that PG&E’s equipment may have started the worst fire in California history,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, whose district includes parts of Santa Clara County and San Mateo County and contains San Bruno. “But at the same time, PG&E’s bankruptcy may prevent the victims of that fire from receiving just compensation.”

 

February 27, 2019

Daily Californian: Not all of California’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities are required to follow evidence-based treatment standards — that could all change in 2023, however, thanks to the passage of a California bill in fall 2018.

February 22, 2019

Sacramento Bee: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced Senate Bill 549 on Friday to make it more difficult for the company to pass along bankruptcy costs to customers. “In effect, this requirement gives the Legislature a say in how the reorganization impacts PG&E customers — who otherwise would have no representation in any consideration of rate changes,” Hill said.

February 22, 2019

Mercury News: “It is essential that ratepayers are protected financially and are provided safe service even during the utility’s bankruptcy,” Hill said.

February 21, 2019

KPIX / CBS 5: State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) wants to require priests who have knowledge of an incident of child abuse to be required to report it to authorities -- even if that information was divulged during confession. Melissa Caen reports.