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Friday, July 19, 2019
Karen Kidd, NorCal Record
 
 
SACRAMENTO – Conclusions issued last month by California's Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Office that coffee doesn't require a warning label in the state was the right decision, a 20th Assembly District representative said.
 
"I believe that OEHHA made the right decision to no longer require a Proposition 65 warning on coffee," California Democrat Assemblyman Bill Quirk said. "I’m not convinced that these warning labels deterred consumers from drinking coffee."
 
Studies also have not backed up any need to warning labels on the popular roasted bean-based beverage, Quirk said.
 
"The studies I have read regarding the effects and health impacts of coffee point to positive health effects and encourage the consumption of coffee, in moderation of course," he said.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Steven Tavares, East Bay Citizen

 

A secret software program created by Ticketmaster to help buyers purchase large quantities of tickets to sporting events and concerts and then later re-sell them on the secondary market with huge mark-ups in price has caused an uproar in the ticket-selling industry ever since the practice was highlighted in an investigative report last year.

 

A bill introduced by Hayward Councilmember Bill Quirk banning the use of software by ticket sellers in California was unanimously approved by the State Legislature two weeks ago and signed into law Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bill introduced by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to prevent ticket scalpers from purchasing large quantities of tickets and reselling them at inflated prices, sometimes up to thirty times the ticket’s face value, has been signed into law.

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

HAYWARD - In honor of Child Vision Awareness Month, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), in partnership with Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN), provided 40 VSP vouchers for FREE vision exams and glasses to children and families during HPN’s Fresh Food for Families Program at Eden Greenway Park in Hayward.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Quirk (D-Hayward) selected Buffalo Bill’s Brewery as his 2019 Small Business of the Year Honoree. On June 19, Geoff Harries, owner of Buffalo Bills Brewery, joined the Assemblymember for a ceremony and luncheon in Sacramento.

 

Every year, the California Small Business Association encourages members of the California Legislature to invite a small business from their district for a celebration in Sacramento.

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ruth Schneider, Eureka Times-Standard

A new California law aims to make it easier to offer forever homes to kittens. The bill is among the first signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

“I was surprised to learn that shelters are required to hold kittens for three days before turning them over to qualified individuals for adoption,” Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the author of AB 1565, said in a prepared statement. “These tiny animals require 24-hour care, and limitations at shelters mean that a lot kittens, are sadly, being unnecessarily euthanized.”

The new law limits the amount of time a kitten is required to be held before it can be adopted out.

Quirk said being a pet owner himself played a role in his authoring the legislation.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Bill to remove mandatory wait time and reduce the euthanasia of kittens is signed into law

 

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill to allow kittens in animal shelters to be made immediately available for adoption to members of the public. His bill, AB 1565, has been signed into law.

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Kyung Mi Lee, Sacramento Bee

 

California’s stray kittens can be adopted more easily, thanks to a new law signed by the governor on Wednesday.

The law will allow people to adopt kittens under 8 weeks old at animal shelters, waiving a mandatory six-day waiting period that California had required for stray cats since 1998.

Advocates for stray cats worried that the holding period slowed the adoption process and decreased kittens’ chances of finding a home. Animals directly surrendered by their owners are eligible for immediate adoption or transfers for placement.

“Kittens need extra and attention and care. Finding them forever homes as quickly as possible should not be hindered by law,” said Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, who wrote Assembly Bill 1565.

Friday, June 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) honored Abode Services of Fremont as the 20th Assembly District’s “2019 Non-Profit of the Year.” Abode’s Executive Director, Louis Chicoine joined Assemblymember Quirk at the State Capitol in Sacramento for a celebratory lunch and ceremony organized by the California Association of Non-Profits.