Wednesday, September 30, 2020
SACRAMENTO – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom signed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that will provide greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Bill by Assemblymember Quirk would have provided critical resources for small drinking water systems
SACRAMENTO – Small water systems in California lack the resources they need to ensure safe and affordable drinking water for all residents. However, AB 2296, a bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), which would have resolved the challenge of funding for small public water systems by strengthening the existing network of local health officers and encouraging continued oversight was vetoed today.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that creates an expedited process for the installation of low-emission, emergency standby generators that will provide back-up power for telecommunication throughout our state during a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event, or a catastrophic emergency, has been signed into law by Governor Newsom. 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed into law a measure to protect millions of children from the developmental and health impacts of toxic lead exposure. Assembly Bill 2276 ensures that the state screen and test the children most at risk of lead poisoning.
“We thank Gov. Newsom for ensuring that all toddlers on Medi-Cal are tested for lead,” said Susan Little, EWG's senior advocate for California government affairs. “The governor has demonstrated that safeguarding our children’s health is a priority.”
This legislation was jointly authored by Assemblymembers Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield).
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to ease the regulatory burden on the cannabis industry has been signed into law. The bill, AB 1458 will increase the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) variance for edible cannabis products. 
Thursday, September 24, 2020
SACRAMENTO – California’s infrastructure is under threat from the pending impacts of climate change. A bill by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that will require state agencies to continue to account for these climate impacts in state infrastructure projects was signed into law.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Bay City News Service
The city of Santa Clara presented the Muslim community with a proclamation to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the California Assembly designation of August as American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.
"Muslim Appreciation Month honors generations of Muslim Americans and their many social, cultural and economic contributions to our city, the state and all across the country," Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor said.
Gillmor presented the proclamation to Council on American Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area government relations coordinator Sameena Usman
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
John P. Paone Jr., esq. and Victoria E. Paone, esq.Two River Times
Americans have a love affair with pets. According to a recent survey, “three-fourths of Americans in their 30s have dogs, while 51 percent have cats.” It is not uncommon for people to spend thousands of dollars per year on pet clothing/accessories, food, photographs, medicine and the like. But what happens to “Fluffy” when parties go through a divorce?
Under the common law, pets were treated as chattel. Put another way, just a typical piece of property to be distributed like an automobile or a piano. In today’s world, however, there is a growing consensus that pets are more like family members and less like property.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Valley Voice Contributor
Mosquito experts throughout the state say the increased attention on public health is an excellent reminder that there are many ways for residents to protect themselves from other viruses transmitted by infected mosquitoes.
While COVID-19 is not transmitted by mosquitoes, they can transmit several other diseases. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne disease that has impacted the lives of California residents since 2003. There is no human vaccine for West Nile virus which can cause debilitating cases of meningitis, encephalitis, and even death.