Bill to Ban Non-Therapeutic Cat Declawing Introduced

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill that that will end the unnecessary and inhumane surgery commonly known as declawing, for non-therapeutic purposes.  Declawing, also known as onychectomy or partial digital amputation, is the removal of the last toe bones in a cat's paws from which the claw grows.

Assemblymember Quirk Introduces Bill to Fight Ticket Scalpers

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.

California Needs Action on Toxic Algal Blooms Polluting California’s Waters

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.

Legislation Requires Fish Warnings to Protect Public Health

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.