In the News

September 28, 2018

Los Angeles Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) had proposed the legislation to provide medical help for children who suffer from epilepsy and other illnesses whose symptoms might be helped through oral, non-smokeable doses of cannabis.

September 27, 2018

Mercury News: [Senator Jerry] Hill said the new law will save lives.“If the required inspections are performed, the city or county overseeing a fire department will know,” Hill said. “And if the requirement is not met, governing bodies can take the opportunity to learn why and work with departments to close the gap.”

September 27, 2018

Orange County Register: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a raft of bills into law Wednesday that will begin imposing order on the Wild Wild West of California’s addiction treatment system. [One] could be a game-changer, forcing fundamental revisions in the kind of care offered to substance users. That bill is SB 823, by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, which requires licensed rehabs in California to adopt the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s treatment criteria as the minimum standard of care.

September 27, 2018

Skyline View: Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who introduced the bill said that Senate Bill 1406 is “about the future workforce in our state and bringing greater opportunities for higher education within reach of more students, close to their homes and at much less cost."

September 27, 2018

Legal Reader: SB 1448, written by state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), requires licensed physicians to notify their patients if they are on probation for a drug-related offense that has or could cause harm to patients, for sexual misconduct, for having a criminal conviction involving harm to patients, or for an inappropriate prescribing history that has resulted in patient harm.

September 21, 2018

Sacramento Bee: Sen. Jerry Hill introduced the bill when the issue was brought to his attention by a Bay Area teenager who has advocated for girls' rights. Critics of underage marriage say teens, especially girls, can be forced or coerced into marriage with lifelong consequences.

September 21, 2018

Los Angeles Times: “Shouldn't we focus on requiring PG&E to improve the safety of their electric system that they've been neglecting all these years?” state Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) said during last month’s floor debate in opposing SB 901. “Instead, this bill rewards their bad behavior.”

September 21, 2018

Patch.com:  "No one who needs a straw will be deprived of one," California Sen. Jerry Hill, who represents San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, told Patch. "That's a good starting point for reducing waste from this type of single-use plastic. The measure is likely to prompt businesses that are not covered by AB1884 to consider their practices when it comes to straws. "

September 21, 2018

KRCR News ABC 7: The legislation was introduced by Senator McGuire in partnership with Senators Bill Dodd and Jerry Hill and Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Marc Levine, and Jim Wood. The legislation, for the first time, advances statewide emergency alert standards that all of California’s 58 counties can adopt.

September 20, 2018

Los Angeles Times: State Sen. Jerry Hill, a co-author of the bill, campaigned over three years for passage of the law, and the recent push included testimony from U.S. Olympic gymnasts who were victims of Dr. Larry Nassar.