In the News

December 26, 2018

SF Curbed: “Every year it’s another disaster,” San Mateo-based State Senator Jerry Hill said in a November interview, calling the utility “too big to succeed...”

December 25, 2018

Mountain View Voice: Starting Jan. 1, repeat DUI offenders statewide will be required to install an ignition lock preventing them from driving if they aren't sober.

December 25, 2018

Sacramento Bee: SB 1046, sponsored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. This law mandates that repeat DUI offenders, as well as first-time DUI offenders who caused an injury as a result of their crime, install an ignition interlock device for a period of one to two years. 

December 24, 2018

KCBS Radio: KCBS's Kim Foster speaks with Peninsula state Senator Jerry Hill, who has been pressuring the commission to take bold, decisive action.

December 24, 2018

LA Biz: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) was “thrilled” by the CPUC’s move, telling the East Bay Times he saw the investigation as a “welcome departure from the more conservative and cozy approach” he’s witnessed by the commission.

December 22, 2018

CBS Bay Area: “The direction that PG&E has been going in is not working,” state senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) told KPIX 5. “It has created chaos and destruction around California. So there needs to be major change. Now, how we do that is the question that the PUC began asking yesterday.”

December 21, 2018

California Healthline: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), the author of the California law, said breathalyzers in cars will make roads safer than under the current law, which generally relies on license restrictions and suspensions. “We’ve seen people on a suspended license continue to drive and continue to cause destruction,” said Hill, who lost his best friend to drunken driving in the 1980s.

December 21, 2018

Epoch Times: Senate Bill 1046, which was passed in 2016 and takes effect at the beginning of 2019, requires all drivers in California who have been convicted of DUI to install the ignition interlock device (IID) on their vehicles for a period of time before receiving a restricted license or having their license reinstated...“SB 1046 will lead to safer roadways for all Californians,” Hill said

December 20, 2018 California is first state to require physicians to inform patients about their history of sexual misconduct, overprescribing medications, criminal convictions or substance abuse. Will others follow?

December 20, 2018

Napa Valley Register: This problem is more than 100 years old: When it comes to safety, California’s Public Utility Commission coddles the big utility companies it regulates, sometimes to the detriment and death of the companies’ own customers.