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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – AB 1584, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), to ensure that energy procurement is purchased equitably has been signed into law. Governor Newsom signed this bill as part of the package of bills that cover various recommendations issued in the Governor’s Strike Report that was published in June.

 

Monday, September 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A statewide program to coordinate actions for the protection of public health and water quality from toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs) is underway, with the signing of Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s (D-Hayward) AB 834.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
AB 733 directs Department of Toxic Substance Control to implement modern methods
 
Business Wire
 
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Senate has shown unanimous support for Assembly Bill 733, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Social Compassion in Legislation are co-sponsoring the bill, which could save tens of thousands of fish every year.
 
Friday, September 6, 2019
Laura Mohoney, Bloomberg 
 
A bill to ban California cities from giving a portion of their sales-tax revenue to companies like Apple Inc. and Best Buy Co., to entice them to locate in their boundaries, is on its way to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
 
S.B. 531 by Sen. Steve Glazer (D) passed the Assembly 43-16 Sept. 5, six days after members voted it down with a 35-21 vote. Eleven Democrats who didn’t cast votes Aug. 30 voted in favor on the second try. The bill passed the Senate in May.
 
“We want to prevent right now a race to the bottom where billions are given away to corporations when other cities are deprived of that revenue,” Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D) said as he presented the bill on the Assembly floor.
 
Friday, August 30, 2019

California lawmakers rejected a bill to ban incentive deals like the one that has paid Apple Inc. $70 million in local sales taxes collected by its hometown of Cupertino, Calif. over the past two decades.

S.B. 531 by Sen. Steve Glazer (D) failed with a 35-21 vote on the Assembly floor Aug. 30. It needed a majority of 41 votes to pass and head to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).

The bill targets a practice among some cities to redirect a portion of local sales taxes they collect from consumers on e-commerce purchases to major companies that have distribution centers or headquarters in their boundaries. Cities would be allowed to keep existing deals in place, but would be barred from entering into new ones.

Assembly members granted reconsideration to the bill, meaning it could come up for a vote again before lawmakers adjourn for the year on Sept. 13.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas) and Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) authored House Resolution 48 (HR 48) to recognize the month of August 2019 as American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.Assemblymember Quirk presents HR 48 on the Assembly Floor