Proposed Law Would Require All California Children To Be Screened For Lead

Growing national concern about lead poisoning in children has prompted a California lawmaker to introduce legislation to ensure that all of the state’s kids are tested for the toxic metal.

The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), would change the state’s Health and Safety Code to require testing for all children ages 6 months to 6 years.

Woman of the Year


Assemblymember Quirk honors community activist Moina Shaiq at the 2017 Woman of the Year celebration.

Assemblymember Quirk Introduces Bill to Expand the Use of Potable Reuse in California

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AB 574, co-sponsored by California Coastkeeper Alliance and WateReuse California, to push the state to develop regulations in a timely manner that will result in a more sustainable and safe water supply.