Press Releases

February 08, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation to require that the savings privately owned utilities reap from recent federal tax changes are passed along to customers in the form of reduced rates. “The savings that these utilities realize must be returned to ratepayers,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. “Anything else would be grossly unfair.”

January 24, 2018

Senators Jerry Hill, Mike McGuire and Bill Dodd and Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Marc Levine and Jim Wood hold hearing at Santa Rosa City Hall Friday to examine utilities’ best practices to prevent and respond to wildfires. Read more to view agenda and background paper.

January 16, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill urged the California Public Utilities Commission in a letter today to ensure that utilities reaping a windfall in savings from federal tax cuts to corporations pass those savings along to ratepayers. “This is the only fair thing to do,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

January 05, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill, as chair of the Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety, announced today that he will hold a hearing January 26 in Santa Rosa with North Bay Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire and Assemblymembers Marc Levine and Jim Wood to examine utilities’ best practices to prevent and respond to wildfires.

January 04, 2018

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, joined by Senators Jerry Hill and Ben Allen, introduced legislation today to protect California residents from the targeted federal tax increases that were enacted in the GOP’s recent tax reform.

January 03, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill -- joined by Senators Cathleen Galgiani, D- Stockton, and Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, and Assemblymembers Kevin Kiley, R-Granite Bay, Monique Limón, D-Santa Barbara, Evan Low, D-Silicon Valley, and Mark Stone, D-Monterey Bay -- introduced consumer protection legislation today to make it free for all Californians to place a security freeze on their financial and personal data with the nation’s credit reporting agencies.

January 03, 2018

Prompted by attempts to recover costs for wildfires, Senators Jerry Hill, Ben Allen, Bill Dodd, Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers Marc Levine and Jim Wood author SB 819. The legislators introduced the bill today to prevent electric utilities from passing costs that result from negligent practices onto customers by raising rates.

 

December 21, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill announced today that he will introduce a bill to require contractors to report settlements of construction defect cases involving multi-family housing units to the Contractors State License Board as part of the effort to increase oversight of the industry in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy. Multi-family housing units would include rented or leased apartments and condominiums, and dwellings that are part of a building or complex overseen by a homeowners association.

December 01, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Kevin Mullin and San Bruno Mayor Jim Ruane called upon Attorney General Xavier Becerra today to strongly urge that charges be filed as a result of the state’s long-running criminal investigation of alleged corruption at the California Public Utilities Commission.

November 30, 2017

“I am relieved that the CPUC made the right decision to shield ratepayers from being burdened with the costs of the 2007 San Diego wildfires that were caused because San Diego Gas & Electric didn’t reasonably manage its powerlines,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. “Today’s decision concludes a decade long process to rightly assign the costs of the tragic fires to the company responsible for causing them.”