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October 08, 2018

ABC 7/KGO-TV: Elected officials on a "Fleet of the Future" BART Train barely felt it slow down to 27 miles per hour. BART was testing its earthquake early warning system known as "ShakeAlert." "That's the entire point of earthquake early warning is to make future earthquakes as uneventful as possible," said Richard Allen, UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory Director. "This is not just a game changer it's a lifesaver," said California State Senator Jerry Hill of San Mateo.

October 03, 2018

Half Moon Bay Review: Special thanks are due the Surfrider Foundation, which challenged some very deep pockets in a court of law. The same can be said for dozens of activists, surfers and others who made it their business to make their way to Martin’s Beach simply to show that they could. We should also thank state Sen. Jerry Hill, who has kept his eye on the ball. His efforts to involve the State Lands Commission to purchase an easement through Khosla’s land is audacious and appropriate.

October 01, 2018

ABC 7, KGO-TV -- It was a day to celebrate three years of community uprising and five years of legal battles as supporters, attorneys, community advocates and public officials gathered at the property, six miles south of Half Moon Bay just off Highway 1. "Today's action by the court reminds us that the California Coastal Act promise of beach access for all is alive and it is strong," said State Sen. Jerry Hill.

October 01, 2018

KTVU: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a California billionaire who doesn't want to open a road on his property so that the public can access Martins Beach, a move that surfers and beach goers declared a victory as they have fought for years to make sure this stretch of sand and sea be open to the public.  California State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties) on Monday declared the decision not to take up the case a "key victory in the fight to restore public access." 

October 01, 2018

Ventura County Star: The juvenile offenders have to be separated from the adults under the legislation called Senate Bill 1106. The juveniles are not supposed to be able to see or hear the adults. A state board has to sign off on the suitability of the complex before the program is allowed. Authored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, the legislation was inspired by research that shows significant changes in the brain occur in early adulthood.

October 01, 2018 Senate Bill 1397 by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, requires that AEDs, devices used to help people in cardiac arrest, be installed in any high-occupancy structures that undergo significant modifications or improvements.

October 01, 2018

California Healthline: After several attempts, Sen. Hill finally prevailed with his bill requiring doctors who have been placed on probation by state regulators for serious misconduct to notify patients of their disciplinary status before their first visit. This law goes into effect July 2019 and will apply to doctors disciplined on or after that date.

October 01, 2018

The Fix: California Gov. Jerry Brown last week green-lit a series of measures aimed at reforming the state’s troubled and under-regulated rehab system. One of the new measures [by Senator Hill], which come on the heels of media scrutiny of the state’s recovery industry, would require rehabs to refer to evidence-based models or the American Society of Addiction Medicine treatment criteria for a minimum standard of care. 

October 01, 2018

Merry Jane: In August, Golden State lawmakers passed a bill that would have allowed parents to administer medical cannabis to students on school grounds. The issue of allowing cannabis use at public schools is a contentious one, as the U.S. government can refuse funding to schools that allow the use of federally-prohibited drugs on campus. The bill contained several restrictions to assuage any fears of federal interference...Despite these restrictions, Brown still chose to veto the legislation.

September 29, 2018

Ventura County Star: “It’s an unbelievably unregulated field, and we’re going to try to put our arms around that by requiring some standards and the best scientific evidence before these facilities are licensed,” said Hill. “We may be able to solve a small part of the problem, and save some lives.”