Press Releases

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.

May 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Jerry Hill announced today he will hold a hearing in June to examine sexual misconduct reporting in the medical profession and what happens when health care facilities receive complaints of sexual misconduct or other allegations of serious professional wrongdoing by doctors.

April 20, 2018

Bills by Senator Jerry Hill to toughen regulatory oversight of doctors and building contractors and increase disclosure requirements to protect patients and the public undergo their first legislative review Monday in hearings held by the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development.

April 17, 2018

Senator Hill introduced Senate Bill 1465 today to require contractors to report settlements of $1 million or more in construction defect cases involving multifamily rental residential structures to the Contractors State License Board. The new measure is the latest development in efforts to increase oversight of the industry in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy.

April 09, 2018

The father of a CHP officer killed by a drugged driver and concerned youths joined Senator Hill for a news conference on his SB 1273. Watch video.

April 06, 2018

Watch video of Senator Hill's April 10 news conference with Olympians and other other star athletes who joined women with abuse cases pending against doctors to urge California lawmakers to pass SB 1448 and stop shielding physicians placed on probation in misconduct cases.

April 04, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to prohibit housing discrimination against U.S. military veterans and individuals currently serving in the nation’s armed forces. U.S. veterans and military personnel are protected from employment discrimination by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. However, the law does not specifically include veterans or military personnel among those who are protected from housing discrimination. Senator Hill’s SB 1427 would address that gap.

April 04, 2018

“YouTube employees are central in our thoughts today as details of the horrifying attack by the armed intruder at their campus continue to emerge. We are proud of the swift actions of our first responders, led by the San Bruno Police Department with San Bruno firefighters alongside, and joined by fire and public safety units from our neighboring communities and the county, as well as federal authorities. We are also proud of the individuals who aided evacuating workers with acts of kindness that showed how our community stands together in times of crisis,” said state Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.