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February 14, 2019

Daily Journal: The property tax burden for charities, religious organizations and other nonprofits that privately fund affordable housing and do not receive tax credits would be eased under legislation introduced Thursday, Feb. 14, by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo.

February 14, 2019

SF Curbed: Once again state lawmakers from the Bay Area have resurrected an attempt to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace, the indoor arena located in Daly City, this time without the specter of a pending veto from former Gov. Jerry Brown, who twice shot down previous efforts. Assemblymember Phil Ting and David Chiu of San Francisco, Palo Alto Rep. Marc Berman, South San Francisco Rep. Kevin Mullin, State Sen. Scott Wiener of SF, and State Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo have all put their names to the latest bill, SB 281.

February 12, 2019

The Almanac: State Sen. Jerry Hill agreed with Newsom that the state doesn't have the resources to pursue the full project at this time. The project's expectations, Hill said, were too high and the execution has been faulty. "I think there's still a strong need for a high-speed-train system from southern California to northern California, but this doesn't seem to be the time to continue that plan."

February 12, 2019

La Opinion: Existe la tecnología para proteger nuestras carreteras contra infractores reincidentes. Los dispositivos que bloquean la ignición o el arranque impiden que se encienda un vehículo hasta que el conductor pueda soplar en el dispositivo y demostrar que está sobrio. Es por esta razón que me alienta tanto que la medida SB1046 del Senado de California, del Senador Jerry Hill, ahora se convertirá en ley estatal.

February 11, 2019

NBC Bay Area: "If they haven’t gone up the tower in a decade, that’s wrong," said State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) about what NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit found in reviewing the inspection history of the Caribou-Palermo line detailed in a report recently submitted to a federal court judge. "It doesn’t give you the clear, concise picture that’s necessary."

February 11, 2019

East Bay Times: “As we have seen since the San Bruno explosion, nothing has changed,” state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, said in an interview Monday with this news organization. “A radical shakeup is necessary to bring about the changes at PG&E we all want and expect. PG&E must recognize that what they have done in the past has not worked. PG&E’s past approach has brought it more of the same, which is failure.”

February 11, 2019

Sacramento Bee: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, a member of the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee that oversees the nursing board, said he will be comfortable supporting the board’s proposal. He said he has been pleased with changes under the board’s new director and some new board members. “It reflects, really, a long overdue personnel restructuring they’ve had and the need to increase the licensing and enforcement,” Hill said.

February 11, 2019

KTVU: "They do need a closer look at the number of positions they have and those positions should be filled and should be operational and they should be in the field making sure that our utilities are safe and that they're operating safely," said state Senator Jerry Hill/(D) San Mateo. Though Senator Hill is quick to say that Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric are consistently better corporate citizens, he said PG&E often breaks the rules. "Unfortunately, PG&E has consistently felt that getting caught is a lot cheaper and of less consequence and that's what they have historically done," said Senator Hill.

February 11, 2019

Bloomberg via Insurance Journal: The inverse condemnation doctrine is rooted in California’s constitution, so any direct changes would require a constitutional amendment, according to the state’s legislative counsel office. An amendment would need to win two-thirds majorities in both the state Assembly and Senate, and then be approved by voters. Given the public anger at PG&E, that avenue is closed, legislators say. “There’s no sense of anyone planning to do that, at least in the Democratic caucus,” said state Senator Jerry Hill.

January 29, 2019

Mercury News
By George Avalos

Tucked inside PG&E’s mammoth bankruptcy filing is a company request that the judge in the case approve payment of $130 million in cash incentive bonuses to thousands of PG&E employees, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records made public on Tuesday.