In the News

May 04, 2020

Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, greets nurses and first responders at San Mateo Medical Center to thank them for their service during the COVID-19 shutdown. Elected officials, police and firefighters, and other government workers showed up to the medical center 7:15 a.m. Monday to thank the health care workers for their dedication. 

May 04, 2020

Climate Redwood City: Congressperson Speier came dressed as Queen Amidala for the grand gesture of gratitude, which had the “May the 4th be with you” Stars Wars theme. State Sen. Jerry Hill,  Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, County Manager Mike Callagy and even McGruff the Jedi Knight participated.

April 24, 2020

KTVU: Senator Jerry Hill wants people to know the [EDD] office is moving as quickly as possible during this unprecedented moment. He says he is monitoring the problems closely and expects the technical issues to be fixed. "We will make the adjustments and changes as necessary to meet the demand, and certainly make sure people aren't unnecessarily waiting for those all-important checks." . 

April 22, 2020

Arizona Republic: Legislation introduced this year in Arizona and Utah, and last year in California, sought to remove or modify the clergy-penitent exception. The bills failed, but the sponsors say they'll try again. "The exemption for clergy only protects the abuser and places children at further risk,” [Senator] Hill, a Democrat, said when he proposed the legislation. 

April 22, 2020

EIN Newsdesk: SB900, by State Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), was recently amended to include exemptions to translators and interpreters from AB5. It expands the definition of “referral agency” to include a business that connects clients with service providers who offer certified interpretation or translation services. The bill also expands the definition of “tutor.”

April 21, 2020

Climate Online: During the COVID-19 health crisis, hateful rhetoric and dog-whistling is coming from the highest level of our federal government. San Mateo is joining with local leaders, including Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Assemblymember Pro Tem Kevin Mullin, Senator Jerry Hill, and councilmembers across the County to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Asian/Pacific Islander community to unite against hate. 

April 20, 2020

Sacramento Bee: The California Department of Public Health should pay special attention to tobacco use among COVID-19 patients, wrote Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo in a letter to CDPH Director Sonia Angell. “Although evidence of a linkage between tobacco use and COVID-19 severity is just emerging, I also urge you to continue the public smoking cessation campaigns, and to direct the public to resources to help them quit,” Hill wrote.

April 20, 2020

Daily Journal: Initial efforts to collaborate with officials from BART or San Francisco yielded limited progress, until state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, intervened to help unify the sides, said Millbrae City Manager Tom Williams.

April 16, 2020

City of San Mateo via Patch.com: Huge thanks to all our speakers -- virologist Dr. Greene, State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, Rosanne Foust of the San Mateo County Economic Development Association, Bart Charlow of the nonprofit Samaritan House, San Mateo Police Chief Ed Barberini and San Mateo Fire Chief Ray Iverson. 

April 14, 2020

Daily Journal: State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Mary Matsunaga volunteered at the Samaritan House on Monday morning. With people losing their jobs during the shelter-in-place order the Samaritan House in San Mateo is seeing a large increase in the need for groceries.