Press Releases

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.

February 25, 2019

All drunk driving offenders would be required to install ignition interlock devices in their cars under a bill introduced by state Senator Jerry Hill in memory of Matthew Klotzbach, a Naval Academy midshipman who was riding home to Livermore after an outing with his family when a drunk driver broadsided the Klotzbachs’ vehicle, killing the 22-year-old. Senate Bill 545, the Matthew Klotzbach Mandatory Ignition Interlock for DUI Offender Act of 2019, restores the requirement for anyone convicted of drunk driving, including first-time offenders not involved in injury accidents, to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles. The devices, known as IIDs, are calibrated to the driver and prevent a car from starting if the would-be driver’s breath sample exceeds a preset blood alcohol concentration level.

February 22, 2019

Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to better protect PG&E customers by requiring state lawmakers to authorize any rate change resulting from the utility’s bankruptcy, thereby giving the Legislature a voice in PG&E’s reorganization.

February 21, 2019

Hospitals, clinics and other health facilities would be required to report allegations of patient sexual abuse and other sexual misconduct by medical professionals to the appropriate state licensing authorities within 15 days under a bill introduced today by state Senator Jerry Hill.

February 20, 2019

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to require clergy of all faiths to report suspected child abuse or neglect to law enforcement without regard to the circumstances under which the clergy member learns of the suspected crime.