Press Releases

June 07, 2019

Senior Coastsiders, based in Half Moon Bay, was celebrated in the Capitol as the Nonprofit of the Year in California’s 13th Senate District.

May 23, 2019

State Senator Jerry Hill today withdrew his bill to combat the epidemic use of flavored tobacco products by youth, following hostile amendments that carved out exceptions for tobacco used in hookahs and for tobacco products patented before 2000.

May 14, 2019

State Senator Jerry Hill, as chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, holds a hearing to examine the role and effectiveness of the Office of Safety Advocates within the California Public Utilities Commission, and to determine whether the CPUC should continue to manage utility safety or if broader reforms are necessary.

April 24, 2019

Prompted by a string of utility disruptions, Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymembers Kevin Mullin and Marc Berman hold a forum on “Keeping the Coastside Connected” and have invited utility representatives and first responders to discuss best practices and lessons learned.

April 07, 2019

Three USC grads – a prosecutor, a lawyer and a health administration professional – join Senator Jerry Hill in a news conference on Monday to urge lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 425, which requires hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities to report allegations of sexual misconduct against patients by doctors and other medical professionals to state regulators within 15 days.

April 02, 2019

The parents of a 15-month-old boy who was killed by a drunk driver and the parents of a Naval Academy midshipman who died when a drunk motorist plowed into the family’s car join other DUI crash survivors, MADD, national road safety advocates, Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, and Assemblymember Autumn Burke, D-Marina del Rey, at a news conference Wednesday on 2019 legislation that adds more muscle to California’s drunk driving laws.

March 28, 2019

"It appears that PG&E intends merely to restock its board with different faces, rather than assemble a team with the experience and the expertise to guide the transformation of a utility company that has lost the public’s trust," said Senator Hill. "If PG&E persists in these hollow efforts to reconstitute its board, control of PG&E should be placed in other hands as the bankruptcy proceeds."

March 27, 2019

State Senator Jerry Hill with Senators Steve Glazer, Anthony Portantino and Nancy Skinner, Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty, Jim Wood and Al Muratsuchi, physicians, teens and national health and anti-smoking advocates held a news conference in the Capitol March 27 to urge support for Senate Bill 38. The bill, coauthored by more than 18 lawmakers, would prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines throughout California.

March 05, 2019

Los Altos resident Emily ‘Emy’ Thurber, who has devoted more than 50 years to public service and women’s leadership in her community, has been named the 2019 Woman of the Year for the 13th Senate District by state Senator Jerry Hill.

February 27, 2019

State Senators Jerry Hill and Ben Allen, joined by Assemblymembers Marc Berman and Kevin Mullin with Senators Anthony Portantino, Nancy Skinner and Scott Wiener, introduced legislation today to place a state constitutional amendment before California voters to make it easier for public school districts to pass local school parcel taxes.