Press Releases

October 10, 2017

Governor Brown signed legislation today that lays the groundwork for the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which oversees Caltrain, to put a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure before the voters of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to fund the rail service’s capital and operating costs.

October 09, 2017

Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 793 by Senator Jerry Hill today, enabling San Mateo County to take advantage of a process that allows public entities to ensure the best value in construction project contracts – a move that would expedite the county’s five-year, $444-million capital improvement plan.

October 08, 2017

Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill that requires the driver and passengers in commercial buses equipped with seat belts to wear the safety devices, making California is the first state to follow the National Transportation Safety Board’s 2015 recommendation that all states to put laws requiring seat belts on commercial buses to be worn by passengers as well as drivers.

October 08, 2017

“My goal with the legislation was to provide a quicker resolution to open the gate instead of waiting several more years for the landowner and his unlimited legal resources to appeal this all the way to the United States Supreme Court..."

October 04, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to help prevent abuse and tighten oversight of the DMV’s parking placard and license plate program for motorists with disabilities. “We must block scofflaws and fraudsters from gaming the DMV’s placard and license plate program for drivers with disabilities and ensure that the motorists who need this important program have access to its benefits,” said Senator Hill.

October 04, 2017

Senator Jerry Hill announced today that he will introduce consumer protection legislation to make it free for Californians to lock down their credit by placing a freeze with the nation’s credit reporting agencies.

October 03, 2017

Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to address the wild fluctuations in energy bills experienced by many utility customers this past winter and help consumers better understand how their bills are calculated. “Californians should not have to fear what their next utility bill may be,” said Senator Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

October 02, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation today by Senator Jerry Hill to enact reforms that will bring more oversight to the California Public Utilities Commission and enable the agency to better focus on its mission as the state’s utilities regulator.

September 26, 2017

Prompted by yet another rash of thefts of officers’ guns left in vehicles, State Senator Jerry Hill called today for law enforcement officers and their departments to ensure that guns be stowed safely, securely and out of sight, if it is necessary to leave them in an unattended car. He also urged that maximum penalties be leveled against officers who fail to follow state law and their department’s rules on gun storage.

September 16, 2017

The state Senate passed more than a dozen bills by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, this week and sent them to the governor for his consideration as the 2017 legislative year came to a close. In all, 16 bills by Senator Hill were passed by the Legislature this month and sent to Governor Jerry Brown for review. He has until October 15 to act on the legislation and hundreds of other bills that were passed.