Friday, February 16, 2018

Establishing a surveillance system and database will help mosquito-borne diseases from spreading

SACRAMENTO – As most of California experiences a drier and warmer than normal February, mosquito experts throughout the state are ramping up for what will most likely be an early and active mosquito season. In response, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D – Hayward) has introduced legislation that will officially recognize a preventive surveillance system and database, known as CalSurv, which tracks and predicts where disease-spreading mosquitoes might emerge.

Friday, February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to ban small lead fishing weights. 

“Small lead fishing weights, like splitshot, are killing California wildlife,” explained Assemblymember Quirk. “Many birds consume river gravel to aid in mashing and digesting food. Often they accidentally ingest discarded lead fishing weights. The lead poisons their liver, leading to a slow death. Water fowl, in particular, are common victims,” he added

Friday, February 16, 2018

Assemblyman Bill Quirk discusses his new bill to legalize cannabis events.

Zack Ruskin, San Francisco Weekly

Imagine, if you will, a foggy afternoon in Golden Gate Park. The annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is in full swing, and as you pass by the umpteenth booth offering beer, you find yourself in front of another area for adults only — one where you can purchase and consume cannabis.

This is the intent behind Assembly Bill 2020, which Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced on Feb. 5.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced AB 2660 to simplify when consumer products are determined to be hazardous wastes, medical wastes or recyclable.


“Currently, the decision whether to treat shampoo or toothpaste as hazardous waste or medical waste or just waste, can be made by a teenager working at your local drug store. I have a background in astrophysics and would certainly have a hard time figuring that out,” explained Assemblymember Quirk who oversees the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bill Seeks to Protect the Viability of California’s LifeLine Program

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill today to once again improve the impact and effectiveness of the LifeLine Program. Administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the program provides discounted home phone and cell phone services for qualifying low-income households to help consumers lower the cost of their phone bills. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

HAYWARD – In honor of the 24th annual World Spay Day, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter hosted their third annual “All Fur Love” pet adoption event.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to address power outages caused by metallic film balloons when they come into contact with powerlines. 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill that will require consideration of an animal’s interests in divorce proceedings and explicitly allow joint ownership of a companion animal.


AB 2274 expressly empowers judges to take into account the “well-being” of a companion animal. Alaska and Illinois have similar laws regarding treatment of pets in divorce proceedings.  


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill today that would allow for law enforcement to more efficiently pinpoint the origins of recovered firearms used in crimes.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Sacramento –Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-20) introduced a bill today that seeks to address the recent proliferation of real money purchases in video games. AB 2194 will require video game manufacturers to post a disclosure on the physical retail box if a video game has in-game purchases.


“Video games have rapidly become one of the largest and most popular industries in entertainment, and an important economic benefit to our state” said Assemblymember Quirk. “Unfortunately, the industry has found a way to take advantage of consumers.”