In the News

September 18, 2018

Irish Sun: Senator Jerry Hill, who authored the bill, said: “I am deeply grateful to Jackie Donohoe who made it her mission to prevent others from enduring the shattering grief that struck the families of those who died or were injured when the balcony in Berkeley collapsed.”

September 18, 2018

Mercury News: “Given the revelations of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, a similar investigation in California certainly merits consideration,” State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, said in a statement.

September 17, 2018

Law 360:The bill was introduced in February by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo.

September 14, 2018

Mercury News: The county public-outreach campaign comes after Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed SB 1355, a statewide law authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, that outlaws flying a drone above California prisons, jails, juvenile halls, camps and ranches.

September 13, 2018

CalMatters: SB 328, carried by Sen. Anthony Portantino, a Democrat from La Canada Flintridge, requires, with few exceptions, middle and high schools to begin classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SB 1406 by Sen. Jerry Hill, a San Mateo Democrat, extends by three years a pilot program that has allowed 15 community colleges to offer four-year baccalaureate degrees to students in a few restricted fields.

September 12, 2018

Daily Californian: The bills, co-authored by state Sens. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, aim to increase safety of structures such as balconies or decks in multifamily residences, such as apartment buildings.

September 11, 2018

KALW: Laws in seven other states now allow kids some access to their cannabis meds at school. Now, California’s trying something similar with Jojo’s Act. Jojo Jiminez lives in San Bruno, and the 19-year-old suffers from a different debilitating form of childhood epilepsy. His state senator, Jerry Hill, learned about him last year.

September 11, 2018

Patch.com:  Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday outlawing drone flights over 
state prisons, jails, and juvenile facilities. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, introduced Senate Bill 1355 earlier this year. 

September 11, 2018

Utility Dive: Legislators went big on renewable energy and utility wildfire protections, but went home before kickstarting clean energy procurement or expanding the CAISO market.

September 09, 2018

The Union: "Shouldn't we focus on requiring PG&E to improve the safety of its electric system that they've been neglecting all these years? Instead, this bill rewards their bad behavior," said Sen. Jerry Hill (D, San Mateo).