Press Releases

February 15, 2019

District attorneys would have a new tool in prosecuting cases of elderly abuse and fraud that span multiple counties under legislation introduced today by state Senator Jerry Hill. San Mateo County DA Steve Wagstaffe proposed the bill idea to the senator to better protect elderly individuals from criminals who prey on victims in different counties to thwart prosecution.

February 14, 2019
The property tax burden for charities, religious organizations and other nonprofits that privately fund affordable housing and do not receive tax credits would be eased under legislation introduced today by state Senator Jerry Hill.
February 14, 2019

On Valentine’s Day, more than 2,100 members of the California National Guard on duty at home and abroad received heartfelt messages of thanks and appreciation from the senior citizens, volunteers and friends of the Magnolia Center in South San Francisco.

February 07, 2019

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced bills today that give new life to his legislative efforts to end housing discrimination against veterans and military personnel, require law enforcement to inventory their weapons, strengthen security at gun stores and enable students who rely on medical cannabis to take their medicine at school if it is administered by a parent or guardian.

December 28, 2018

More than a dozen bills by Senator Jerry Hill will take effect as law during the coming year with new mandates for safety, consumer protection, accountability and other requirements phasing in from January 1 to July 1. All but one of the bills being enacted – legislation to expand a pilot program requiring repeat DUI offenders and certain first timers to install technology in their cars to prevent drunk driving – were passed and signed by the governor in 2018.

December 27, 2018

Senator Jerry Hill and San Francisco Police Chief William Scott with MADD and Peninsula law enforcement partners hold a news conference Friday to announce the statewide rollout of a pilot program requiring convicted repeat DUI offenders and certain first timers to install ignition interlock devices in their cars. The technology, known as IIDs, stops a car from starting if the would-be driver’s breath sample exceeds a preset blood alcohol concentration level.

December 04, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to ensure that California’s tax break on inherited residential property benefits only individuals who live in the home left to them by parents or grandparents. Joining him in introducing SCA 3 were Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, as principal coauthor and Assemblymembers Laura Friedman, D-GlendaleMike A. Gipson, D-Carson, and Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, as coauthors.

December 03, 2018

Led by Senator Jerry Hill, nearly 20 state lawmakers introduced a bill today to prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products – including flavored electronic cigarettes and menthol cigarettes – in retail stores and vending machines to halt an upswing in nicotine consumption by youths. Joined by more than a dozen legislators, Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, also introduced a bill to impose stricter age verification requirements for tobacco products of all kinds that are sold online or by mail, phone or fax. Senate Bills 38 and 39, are prompted by new federal figures showing a sharp rise in e-cigarette use by youths, a jump in use of the flavored e-cigarettes by high school students, and an increase in underage use of tobacco products overall.

October 01, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, members of the Surfrider Foundation and their attorneys hold a news conference on a key victory in the fight to restore public access to Martins Beach: The U.S. Supreme Court this morning declined to hear the case of the Silicon Valley billionaire who wants to keep Martins Beach to himself.

September 30, 2018

Governor Brown signed legislation Sunday night by state Senator Jerry Hill to require that an automated external defibrillator – the emergency device better known as an AED – is installed in high-occupancy structures that undergo significant modifications, renovations or tenant improvements. The governor also signed Senator Hill’s legislation to extend and expand a pilot program that enables young adults under 21 who are convicted of nonviolent, low-level felonies to serve their time in juvenile detention facilities with age-appropriate services, instead of confining them in jails for adults.