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Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to incentivize renewable gaseous fuels to help decarbonize space and water heating in California.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill today that would prevent ticketing companies, like Ticketmaster, from allowing ticket scalpers to buy up large quantities of tickets and reselling them at inflated prices – sometimes as high as thirty times the ticket’s face value.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to create parity in benefits available to legal immigrants through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids (CalWORKS) and CalFresh programs.

Existing law provides various public social services programs to low-income families and individuals including CalWORKs, which provides cash assistance and other benefits, and CalFresh, which helps with access to food at markets and stores.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced a two bill package today to strengthen California’s management of harmful algal blooms, which release toxins in recreational lakes and drinking water reservoirs.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced AB 762 to require local health agencies to post advisories at California water bodies depicting the amount of fish caught there that people can safely eat.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect public health and the environment. Today, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced AB 733, which will enable California to identify this waste more humanely and accurately. 

“As Chair of the Assembly Committee of Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, I work every day to protect Californians and California’s environment from toxic pollution. Making sure hazardous waste is accurately identified and disposed of is crucial,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AJR 8 to request federal assistance in removing invasive nutria from California’s wetlands and waterways.

Friday, February 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) will force the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) to put critical protections in place to keep workers safe from lead exposure.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Paul Netter, Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison, like other California utilities that experience hundreds of metallic-balloon-caused power outages and their potential hazards yearly, will find out, thanks to a new state law.

Signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown last September and effective since Jan. 1, Assembly bill 2450 requires that metallic balloons made by in-state manufacturers have a printed warning about the risk of releasing them in a conspicuous location and in a readable font that says: “CAUTION: NOT INTENDED FOR RELEASE. USE WITH COUNTERWEIGHT; DISPOSE OF PROPERLY. NEVER USE METALLIC RIBBON WITH BALLOONS.”