In the News

October 24, 2018

Capitola Soquel Times: Senate Bill 1448 (Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo): Starting in July 2019, your physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, acupuncturists, chiropractors and osteopathic and naturopathic doctors will have to inform you if they are on probation for ethical violations like gross negligence, substance abuse, inappropriate prescribing or sexual misconduct, before they can treat you.

October 18, 2018

Mercury News: Coming on the heels of PG&E’s victories in September with the state Legislature and outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown, the prospect of a $1.50 jump in monthly bills for customers drew opposition from state Sen. Jerry Hill, whose district includes parts of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.“PG&E was able this year to fool the Legislature, PG&E fooled the governor and now they are trying to fool the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,” Sen. Hill said. “Any opportunity that PG&E has to get into ratepayer’s wallets, they are going to do it."

October 17, 2018

NBC Bay Area/KNTV 11:  State Senator Jerry Hill says 6 percent of California forests actually belong to the federal governor and the Trump Administration should bear some responsibility.

 

October 17, 2018

KFBK News Radio: PG&E shut off the electricity for tens of thousands of customers during high winds Sunday night in fire-prone areas of El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Lake and Napa counties and didn't fully restore it until late yesterday afternoon. KFBK talked to State Senator Jerry Hill about it. 

October 11, 2018

Los Angeles Times: Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation [SB 611 by Senator Hill] aimed at preventing placard fraud. The legislation requires the DMV to annually compare its record of disabled placards against the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File as well as state databases of the deceased.

October 08, 2018

CBS SF Bay Area/KPIX 5: The deadly crash in New York is spotlighting safety concerns that were also brought forth in 2013 when this modified limo caught fire on the San Mateo Bridge trapping and killing five women four others escaped. “This is the sad part and I think what happened in New York kind of highlights that: That it doesn't take much to get into the business of driving someone around in a vehicle or limousine…,” [said Senator Jerry Hill].

October 08, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle: “To be able to actually identify and let someone know that shaking will begin in 30 seconds, in 20 seconds or in 5 seconds, whatever it is, is incredible,” said state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, as he stood in the Downtown Berkeley BART Station following the demonstration. “This is not just a game changer. It’s a lifesaver.”

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.