Peninsula Voters Appear To Choose Democrat Josh Becker For 13th State Senate DistrictDemocrat Josh Becker appeared to lead the race to replace retiring Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) for California’s 13th State Senate District, ahead of Republican Alexander Glew.
Bay Area Lawmaker's Flavored Tobacco Ban Proposal Would Include Menthol CigarettesA revamped bill in the California legislature aims to go further than the Trump administration's partial ban on e-cigarette pods.
California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis On Campuses Under New LawCalifornia schools will get to decide if parents can administer medical marijuana to their children on school campuses.
Bill Proposed To End Catholic Confession Exemption For Reporting Child AbuseState Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) has introduced a bill, SB 360, to end the “penitential communication” exemption to child abuse reporting.
Bill Requiring Ignition-Interlock Devices for DUI Offenders Takes Effect Jan. 1State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, joined law enforcement officials Friday afternoon in San Francisco to tell residents of a new state law going into effect next week for people convicted of driving drunk.
Bay Area Lawmakers Mount Effort to Ban Flavored Tobacco, E-CigarettesA half-dozen state legislators led by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), announced Thursday a proposal to ban store and vending machine sales of flavored e-cigarettes and tobacco products.
Bay Area Lawmaker Wants Improved Tracking Of Police GunsSB 1185, introduced by Sen. Jerry Hill, would require law enforcement agencies to have a written procedure to account for all their guns.
State Senator: Break Up PG&E If Their Negligence Caused WildfiresState Senator Jerry Hill says if it is determined negligence from PG&E caused the wine country fires, then he will move to break up the company.
New California Law May Lead To Fewer Spikes In Utility BillsA bill just signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will help California utility customers avoid unpleasant surprises in their monthly bills.
State Senator Looking Into Skyrocketing PG&E BillsAccording to State Sen. Jerry Hill’s office, customers in the Bay Area, as well as the Sacramento Valley, have said that their gas and electric bills were raised significantly during the past winter months.
Gov. Brown Signs Law Increasing Contractor Oversight Following Deadly Balcony CollapseGov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Thursday aimed at providing more oversight of the construction industry following a deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley last year.
Bill Requiring Breathalyzers In DUI Offenders’ Cars Goes To Gov. Brown’s DeskA bill to require breathalyzers be installed in cars driven by DUI offenders who want their licenses back is now on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk.
California Bill Would Require Police Officers To Keep Guns Secure In CarsA bill introduced to the state Senate Tuesday would step up safety measures for handguns left in vehicles by law enforcement
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.