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Friday, February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1316 to require all children in California to be tested for lead.

 

Since the 1970s, federal and state policies banning the use of lead in gasoline and paint have resulted in drastic reductions in childhood lead exposure. However, legacy lead – in paint, plumbing, contaminated soil, water sources – means that children are still exposed to this toxic metal. Given the ages of California's infrastructure, lead exposure risks are ubiquitous.

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AB 574, co-sponsored by California Coastkeeper Alliance and WateReuse California, to push the state to develop regulations in a timely manner that will result in a more sustainable and safe water supply.

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

HAYWARD – In honor of the 23rd annual World Spay Day, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter hosted their second annual “All Fur Love” pet adoption event. Free pet adoptions were offered to qualified homes as well as free or reduced spay and neuter vouchers for existing pet owners.  Through their combined efforts 15 animals were able to find forever homes this past Saturday, with an additional 4 adoptions pending.

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

HAYWARD – In honor of the 23rd annual World Spay Day, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter hosted their second annual “All Fur Love” pet adoption event. Free pet adoptions were offered to qualified homes as well as free or reduced spay and neuter vouchers for existing pet owners.  Through their combined efforts 15 animals were able to find forever homes this past Saturday, with an additional 4 adoptions pending.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) was recognized by the California Small Business Association (CSBA) for his help and commitment to small business growth in California.

“Finding ways to help small businesses thrive has been a central component of my work since being elected,” Assemblymember Quirk stated upon learning of the recognition. “Small businesses are the backbone of California’s economy and are at the forefront of innovation. I thank CSBA for the recognition and look forward to continuing to help small businesses during the 2017 legislative session,” he concluded.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Today marks the inauguration of a new president and we, as legislators in California, pause briefly to witness the event. While our goals differ from the incoming administration, we will waste no time in lament because we are intent upon our work for California.

Less than 20 miles from the State Capitol, the American Bald Eagle has been spotted in the wild. Its comeback from endangered status is symbolic, not only of California's commitment to the environment, but symbolic, too, of our commitment to continue the struggle against injustice. That's a struggle that began with the founding of the country that eagle represents.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has been named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

“The bills I will review as chair will be vast and technical, but will also have a direct impact on the health and safety of Californians,” Assemblymember Quirk stated upon learning of his appointment. “I look forward to applying my scientific background towards resolving the critical issues that will come before me in this committee,” he concluded.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

VSP 2016

HAYWARD – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk, in partnership with Union City Kid Zone and VSP, provided over 50 vouchers for vison care services to children, seniors, and families in Union City.

“I am proud to once again partner with these great organizations. Bringing this service has been so critical to many families at Kid Zone,” said Assemblymember Quirk. “Vision directs everything we do and taking care of your vision and making sure our children have their visual needs met is vital for overall health,” he concluded.