Three bills that will tighten safety restrictions on natural gas pipelines as well as prioritize revenue for upgrades instead of executive compensation were signed into law Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Brown signed 34 pieces of legislation Sunday, including Assembly Bills 578, 861 and 1456, all sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. Read More
PG&E did not cut corners on pipeline welds to reduce costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the California Public Utilities Commission.
The report comes as the utility company has faced increased scrutiny of its practices in the wake of the 2010 fatal gas pipeline blast in San Bruno. Read More
The passage of Gov. Jerry Brown’s infrastructure initiative for California high-speed rail is an important milestone in bringing modern electric train service to the Bay Area.
The initiative ensures funding for the modernization of Caltrain — a project that is critical to the Bay Area and the state. Read More
A bill that would require party buses to verify the age of passengers or face fines was approved Tuesday by the state Senate’s Judiciary Committee.
The legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will be heard by the full Senate in August. Read More
Legislation that would require party bus operators to check identification of those on board or face hefty fines is before the state Senate’s Judiciary Committee today.
The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is aimed at curbing underage drinking by closing a loophole in a law adopted in the 1980s that required similar actions by limousine drivers. Read More
State Assemblyman Jerry Hill is trying to energize Caltrain’s trackway electrification by urging regional and state officials to come up with $1.5 billion to have the project done by 2019—more than a decade earlier than currently planned.Electrification of the rail system, a longtime goal of Caltrain, would allow trains to run faster and more frequently. Trains also would be quieter and less damaging to the environment. Read More
Following a gun-related incident on New Year’s Eve, police and city officials are again considering regulating the party buses that transport hordes of people to nighttime entertainment throughout The City.Last year, Assemblyman Jerry Hill introduced legislation that would address underage drinking on such vehicles after a Burlingame teen died when he crashed his car into a barrier hours after drinking on such a bus. Read More
The San Bruno pipeline blast killed eight people and injured 38 more in 2010.
Legislation might put an end to the so-called revolving door of employees between the California Public Utilities Commission and the utilities it regulates, state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, said Tuesday. Read More
The profits of gas utilities would be directly tied to their safety records if new legislation inspired by the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion becomes law.State Assemblyman Jerry Hill, whose San Mateo County district includes the site of the explosion and fire that killed eight people, introduced the legislation Monday after a news conference on the steps of the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco. Read More