California Law Makes Kitten Adoptions Easier

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.

New California law makes it easier to adopt kittens

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.

Assemblymember Quirk honors Abode Services of Fremont as Non-Profit of the Year

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.

 

California law would ban Ticketmaster’s scalper program

Investigative Reporters Robert Cribb and Marco Chon Oved, The Star

Ticketmaster is the target of proposed legislation in California that would ban its scalper program for doing the same thing that bots do — help resellers buy and sell vast quantities of tickets and make it harder for fans to get in the door at face price.

Assemblymember Quirk Recognizes National Small Business Week

HAYWARD – Assemblymember Quirk (D-Hayward) celebrated National Small Business Week with his fourth annual Small Business Event at Buffalo Bill’s restaurant in Hayward. According to Assemblymember Quirk, “Small businesses are truly the backbone of the state’s economy. California’s small businesses employ half of the state’s private workforce.

Assemblymember Quirk hosted a Senior Care & Life Planning Seminar

Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Kaiser Permanente, and Legal Assistance for Seniors hosted a Senior Care and Life Planning Seminar last week at the Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center where seniors and their families were in attendance.

California Legislators Show they Accept Science by Supporting Bill to Modernize Testing of Hazardous Waste

Social Compassion for Legislation

SACRAMENTO –Today, AB 733 , authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, passed the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials by a unanimous vote of 7-0. Co-sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, AB 733 would end the use of massive numbers of fish in hazardous waste tests.