Legislation Compels Lead Safety Protections for Workers

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.

New law aims to deflate metallic balloon outages, hazards

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.

Homeless Pets Find Forever Homes this Valentine’s Day

HAYWARD – In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter hosted their fourth annual “All Fur Love” pet adoption event. Free pet adoptions were offered to qualified homes.  Through their combined efforts many shelter pets were able to find forever homes this past Saturday.

Is California Protecting Consumers From Toxic Chemicals in Products?

SACRAMENTO – Today, in a joint hearing, the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), along with the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, chaired by Senator Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica), will ask the State Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and other experts to evaluate how well the state’s Green Chemistry Progr

New Legislation Will Ensure Thorough Locally-Conducted Environmental Cleanup

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee, introduced legislation to establish a state certification program for local health officers who oversee the cleanup of contaminated sites to ensure that they have the necessary expertise to carry out these responsibilities in a manner that is protective of public healt

Legislature Holds Hearing on California’s Consumer Protection Program

WHO:              Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward); Senator Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica); and, representatives from the venture capital, chemical, and product industries; environmental and public health organizations; and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

California Council on Science and Technology Awards Assemblymember Quirk with the “Science in Public Service Award”

SACRAMENTO – As part of Science & Technology Week, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) awarded Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) with the “Science in Public Service Award” Monday evening. The award was presented during the CCST Science & Technology Week Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony at The Mix in Sacramento.