State Sen. Jerry Hill

State Lawmakers Block Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes; SF Senator Leno Renounces His Own BillA California legislative panel opted not to vote Wednesday during a heated hearing on a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products after lawmakers gutted its key provision.
Rail Safety Of Bay Area Oil Shipments DoubtedLast summer's oil train accident in Quebec that killed 47 people has lawmakers and others in the Bay Area concerned that it could happen here as volume of crude oil and other petroleum products arriving from North Dakota and Canada to local refineries is surging.
Law Protecting Mountain Lions Celebrated In Half Moon BayWildlife advocates, a state senator and the mayor of Half Moon Bay gathered Sunday to celebrate a new law that protects mountain lions and cubs that pose no imminent threat.
Lawmaker Hopes Prosecutors Act Before San Bruno Explosion Statute ExpiresSept. 9 will mark three years since the devastating pipeline explosion that rocked San Bruno; it will also be the final day for San Mateo County prosecutors and the State of California to file criminal charges against the utility for the deadly 2010 incident that claimed 8 lives, injured many, and leveled entire homes.