In the News

September 01, 2018

ABC 30: A bill requiring customers to bail out PG&E for liabilities stemming from the 2017 Northern California fires is now on the governor's desk awaiting his signature. "Before we know what PG&E's liabilities are, we've already given a bailout and that's wrong," said State Sen. Jerry Hill

September 01, 2018

Sacramento Bee: “The tragedy of our response is that it’s focused more on Wall Street profits and utility shareholders instead of what’s right for Californians,” Senator Hill said.

September 01, 2018

CBS 8 Rochester: Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo is highlighting recent attention around sexual assaults in advocating for the measure. Olympians who were abused by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar were among those supporting the bill.

September 01, 2018

Capital Public Radio: “Shouldn’t we focus on requiring PG&E to improve the safety of their electric system that they’ve been neglecting all these years? Instead, this bill rewards their bad behavior,” said Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo). “This bill allows PG&E to pass their costs on to ratepayers even if they were negligible.”

September 01, 2018

Times of San Diego: Under Senate Bill 1406, introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo, students can begin their bachelor’s degree program as late as the 2022-23 academic year and graduate by July 2026.

August 29, 2018

Mercury News: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced the legislation, S.B. 1205, in response to an investigation this news organization published in June showing that fire departments regularly fail to complete required annual inspections of those buildings. The bill cleared the Assembly by a vote of 80-0 on Tuesday and awaits a final vote in the Senate before the legislative session ends Friday.

August 29, 2018

Mercury News: Senate Bill 819, authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, would prohibit utilities from passing costs that result from the company’s negligence along to ratepayers in the form of higher monthly gas and electricity bills.

August 29, 2018

Press Democrat: Senate Bill 833 was put forward by several North Coast lawmakers, including Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, after widespread public criticism about ineffective emergency notifications during last year’s firestorm. McGuire introduced the bill in partnership with Sens. Bill Dodd and Jerry Hill, along with Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Marc Levine and Jim Wood.

August 28, 2018

Los Angeles Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said the bill approved Monday is needed to determine the scope of the drugged-driving problem following voter approval of Proposition 64. “As we have seen in other states that have legalized cannabis, an increase in cannabis drugged driving can almost certainly be expected due to legalization,” Hill said.

August 28, 2018

KCBS Radio: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) sponsored the legislation after learning about a teenager from South San Francisco who suffered up to 50 seizures a day from epilepsy until he began taking controlled doses of cannabis. The bill is called Jojo’s Act in honor of the teen.