Assemblymember Quirk Issues Update on Derailment of ACE Train in Sunol

SACRAMENTO – Around 7:00pm last night, an Altamont Cooridor Express (ACE) commuter train derailed in Sunol. There were 214 passengers on the train and I can only imagine the fear and anxiety that they all felt during and after this incident. Nine passengers were injured and were transported to local hospitals, the rest of the passengers were transported to the Alameda County Fairgrounds where rescue organizations, including the Red Cross, were available to assist.

While the cause of the derailment is still under investigation, preliminary investigation suggests that a mudslide caused this incident.

Assemblymember Quirk Announces 2016 Legislative Package

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Quirk has introduced all of his bills for the 2016 legislative session, covering a range of important issues. “This is probably one of my most diverse legislative packages to date,” he said. “This year I am working on a range of issues covering education, elections, transportation, climate change, energy, and public safety. It’s going to be a busy year but I look forward to the challenges and successes.”

Assemblymember Quirk Announces 2016 “Distinguished Women of the Year”

HAYWARD – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk is pleased to announce the list of Honorees for his 3rd Annual Women of the Year Celebration. Every March, the State Assembly honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to the community in celebration of Women’s History Month. These women were selected because of their significant contributions and accomplishments to the 20th Assembly District which includes the cities of Hayward, Union City, the northern portion of Fremont and the unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, San Lorenzo and Sunol.

Senior Scam Stopper Events Held in East Bay

Free Senior Seminar Turns Table on Fraud!

Assemblymember Bill Quirk and the California Contractors State License Board are hosting a series of FREE Senior Scam StopperSM Seminars.  A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud.  Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed.

Join us and learn how to protect yourself. Seniors, their families, and caregivers are welcome to attend this FREE Seminar.

Make sure to add these dates to your calendar:

Governor Brown Signs Key Pieces of Legislation by Assemblymember Quirk

AB 57: Provides that if a local jurisdiction fails to act on a wireless telecommunication facilities permit within the timeframe established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), then the permit shall be “deemed approved.”  This is a common sense measure that will encourage local governments and wireless providers to work together in a timely manner to ensure that California remains at the forefront of this digital revolution.

Governor Brown Signs Assembly Bill 793 – Promoting Consumer Access to Energy Management Technologies

SACRAMENTO –Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 793 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), which will increase the deployment of energy management technologies and will aid in achieving the State’s goal of doubling the energy efficiency of existing buildings.

“I am extremely pleased that the Governor has signed AB 793, which is a crucial step in ensuring that the State can meet its energy efficiency goals,” Quirk said.  “Study after study has shown that the more access customers have to their own energy use data, especially data that is provided in real-time or near real-time, the greater potential there is for significant energy savings, resulting in lower utility bills.”