Press Releases

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.

March 17, 2018

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson was honored in the Capitol this week as the California Legislature celebrated the accomplishments and advocacy of more than 110 women from around the state in the 2018 Woman of the Year ceremonies. State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, named Ms. Martinson the 2018 Woman of the Year for the 13th District. On Monday, accompanied by her family, she traveled to the state Capitol to join honorees from other legislative districts for ceremonies conducted in the Senate and the Assembly by the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

February 16, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to drive home the point to young people that it’s illegal to consume marijuana and get behind the wheel. SB 1273 establishes a zero-tolerance policy for individuals under 21 who drive with marijuana in their systemmarijuana, and mirrors existing law for young adults and minors who drive after consuming alcohol.

February 15, 2018

Amid mounting concerns about stolen and lost police guns and the use of surveillance technology and the data it harvests, state Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to require police to track and regularly inventory their firearms and to draw up rules on deployment of surveillance technology.

February 13, 2018

He also presses forward with new legislation to reduce the fine for rolling ‘right-on-red’ turns, aid a nonprofit run by a Peninsula nun to provide housing for low-income families, and extend a pilot program allowing nonviolent young adult felons to serve their time in juvenile hall not jail.

February 13, 2018

 With help from the California National Guard and community leaders, SSF Magnolia Center senior citizens sent 1,800 handmade valentines to servicemen and women from the Golden State who have been mobilized to active duty and deployed in Afghanistan and the Greater Middle East, Ukraine, Kosovo, Africa and across the Americas.

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.