Press Releases

August 27, 2018

The state Assembly passed Senator Jerry Hill’s SB 1127 today, sending the bill to Governor Brown for his review and making California a candidate to join seven other states that allow students who rely on medical cannabis to receive their doses at school under strict conditions.

August 22, 2018

Legislation by state Senator Jerry Hill setting standards for inspections of apartment building balconies and to prevent landlords from discriminating against veterans and current members of the U.S. military are on their way to the governor for review. The state Senate passed Senator Hill’s Senate Bill 721, part of the legislative response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy, and his anti-discrimination legislation, SB 1427, on Tuesday.

August 17, 2018

In all, 20 bills by Senator Jerry Hill to increase patient and public safety, improve access to affordable housing and expand opportunities for four year college degrees cleared a key legislative committee and now await Assembly votes.

August 07, 2018

Three bills by state Senator Jerry Hill to improve patient and public safety face key hearings Wednesday by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, which will determine whether the legislation advances for floor votes.

June 27, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill, Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assemblymember Marc Berman, and San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Friday to hail the state’s allocation of long-sought funding for creation of a county park at Tunitas Creek Beach and to help establish a public right-of-way to Martins Beach. The state budget signed by Governor Brown on Wednesday sets aside the funds for the two coastal treasures.

June 15, 2018

Star athletes team with State Senator Jerry Hill and Assemblymember Evan Low on Tuesday to urge support for Senate Bill 1448, the Patient’s Right Know Act, which would require doctors placed on probation for sexual misconduct and other serious professional misconduct to notify patients. Assemblymember Low, D-Silicon Valley, has joined Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, as principal coauthor of the bill that would require doctors to notify patients of their status if placed on probation for sexual abuse or misconduct involving patients; drug or alcohol abuse that results in harm to patients or impairs the ability to practice safely; a criminal conviction involving harm to a patient’s safety or health; or inappropriate prescribing that resulted in harm to patients and a probationary period of five years or more.

June 15, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill holds a hearing in the Capitol Monday to examine sexual misconduct reporting in the medical profession and what happens when health care facilities receive complaints of sexual misconduct and other allegations of serious professional wrongdoing by doctors.

June 08, 2018

“Today’s findings are yet more evidence that the old normal is firmly in place when it comes to PG&E and its practices,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. “Climate change and the so-called new normal do not ignite fires. The Cal Fire findings today show that suspected negligence by PG&E did.”

June 07, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to require fire departments to report to their city council or county board of supervisors on compliance with state laws that mandate annual inspections of schools, apartment buildings, hotels and motels. “The state Legislature has established the importance of these inspections by requiring them by law,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. “But current law doesn’t set up a check or balance to determine whether the inspections are being carried out. My legislation would address that accountability gap by ensuring that local governing bodies – city councils or boards of supervisors – are aware of whether their fire departments are complying with the law and whether annual inspections have been conducted at the schools, apartment buildings and other structures in their communities.”

May 25, 2018

"The results Cal Fire released today show that the narratives about a ‘new normal’ are a ruse,” said state Senator Jerry Hill. “What the investigation found is clearly the old normal. In three cases, there was vegetation that investigators deemed too close to PG&E power lines: trees that should have been maintained but were not. And then the trees or a branch of a tree came in contact with the power lines, resulting in three of the four fires investigated. There is nothing new about that and nothing related to a new normal.