Jerry Hill

Gun safety law introduced in Sacramento

It may be illegal for law enforcement to leave unsecured weapons in…

 

Sen. Jerry Hill to propose legislation allocating pipeline explosion fine toward safety measures

Amid concerns that a significant portion of a $1.4 billion fine levied…

 

New mountain lion bill to protect wandering pumas

A year ago, state wardens were to an area just outside of…

 

Jerry Hill's bill to improve safety after fatal limo fire heads to key hearing

Legislation introduced by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, in response to…

Tony Avelar / The Christian Science Monitor via Getty ImagesPassengers exits a Caltrain commuter train during the morning commute

Senator fails to secure extra funding for San Mateo County jail

A bill that would have allowed San Mateo County to retroactively secure…

Tony Avelar / The Christian Science Monitor via Getty ImagesPassengers exits a Caltrain commuter train during the morning commute
Brendan P. Bartholomew/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlbert Teglia spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new transit hub at Top of the Hill

New Redwood City jail could cost more than projected

A new jail in Redwood City designed to supply more than 500…

Brendan P. Bartholomew/Special to The S.F. ExaminerAlbert Teglia spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new transit hub at Top of the Hill
Courtesy PhotoSenator Jerry Hill has introduced 10 San Bruno Blast-related bills since the incident happened.

Senator Jerry Hill proposes reform of how utility regulator operates

A Peninsula state senator has introduced legislation that would require the California…

Courtesy PhotoSenator Jerry Hill has introduced 10 San Bruno Blast-related bills since the incident happened.

Legislature should embrace proposals to reveal political donors

In 2012, a secretive group out of Arizona made the largest anonymous…

The National Safety Council has questioned new legislation allowing drivers to text and email with hands-free devices

New California laws beginning in 2013

With the new year comes the new laws. Here's an outline of…

The National Safety Council has questioned new legislation allowing drivers to text and email with hands-free devices
AP File PhotoMichael Peevey

Lawmaker, group want CPUC chief off vote on research funding

Electricity rates could increase if the California Public Utilities Commission approves a…

AP File PhotoMichael Peevey
AP File PhotoAssemblyman Tom Ammiano was re-elected to District 17.

Lawmakers Leno and Ammiano re-elected, while Hill heads to Senate

As expected, three state lawmakers from the Bay Area were easily re-elected…

AP File PhotoAssemblyman Tom Ammiano was re-elected to District 17.
Getty Images File PhotoCritics complain that former Senator George Mitchell's appointment as the San Bruno blast settlement mediator will prevent the public from getting information about the negotiations.

Former Sen. Mitchell criticized as mediator chosen in PG&E San Bruno blast settlement

Politicians and reform groups are denouncing the California Public Utilities Commission’s recent…

Getty Images File PhotoCritics complain that former Senator George Mitchell's appointment as the San Bruno blast settlement mediator will prevent the public from getting information about the negotiations.
Getty Images File PhotoPG&E is also being sued by victims of the San Bruno blast despite the utility claiming they shouldn't have to pay punitive damages to victims because they didn't know that the pipeline was faulty.

Request to delay PG&E hearings blasted

A San Mateo County lawmaker is criticizing a request by utility regulators…

Getty Images File PhotoPG&E is also being sued by victims of the San Bruno blast despite the utility claiming they shouldn't have to pay punitive damages to victims because they didn't know that the pipeline was faulty.
Assemblyman Jerry Hill

Chaperones to watch minors on party buses

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will require a chaperone to…

Assemblyman Jerry Hill
Getty Images File PhotoAssemblyman Jerry Hill

Gov. Brown signs 3 bills tightening pipeline safety

Three bills that will tighten safety restrictions on natural gas pipelines as…

Getty Images File PhotoAssemblyman Jerry Hill
Courtesy PhotoJerry Hill introduced the bill in 2010

Legislators to vote on party bus bill; proposed rules target underage alcohol use

A bill that would require party buses to verify the age of…

Courtesy PhotoJerry Hill introduced the bill in 2010
Courtesy PhotoJerry Hill

State considering party bus rules

Legislation that would require party bus operators to check identification of those…

Courtesy PhotoJerry Hill
Getty images file photoToo friendly: Federal investigators criticized links between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission after an investigation into the deadly San Bruno gas blast.

Leland Yee targets employment at CPUC

Legislation might put an end to the so-called revolving door of employees…

Getty images file photoToo friendly: Federal investigators criticized links between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission after an investigation into the deadly San Bruno gas blast.
AP file photoA 2010 explosion in a PG&E pipe killed eight people in San Bruno.

PG&E profits could be linked to safety

The profits of gas utilities would be directly tied to their safety…

AP file photoA 2010 explosion in a PG&E pipe killed eight people in San Bruno.
Three R’s: Burlingame schools could benefit from Measure E

Pacifica, Burlingame districts seek new taxes for schools

Pacifica and Burlingame school districts both have parcel tax measures on November’s…

Three R’s: Burlingame schools could benefit from Measure E