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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to require local health agencies to post advisories at California lakes, streams and rivers regarding what types of, and how much, fish can be safely eaten, has been signed into law by Governor Newsom.

Monday, October 7, 2019
Monday, October 7, 2019
Olivia Buccieri, The Daily Californian
 
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of 22 bills for California’s wildfire mitigation and preparedness efforts Wednesday, building on the $1 billion allocated for wildfire and emergency investment in the budget.
 
Multiple Assembly members and senators contributed individual bills related to wildfire intervention, ranging from fire prevention techniques to mitigating climate change through clean energy policies.
 
Lenya Quinn-Davidson, an area fire advisor for the UC Cooperative Extension, worked closely on AB 38 with Assemblymember Jim Wood’s office, D-Santa Rosa. AB 38 works to develop community-wide resilience through home-hardening techniques and defensible space development. Assemblymember Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, author of AB 1584, wrote about the relevance of climate change in enhancing wildfire risk.
 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
I recommend a petnup.
 
Steven Petrow, New York Times
 
“I have some good news,” my divorce lawyer told me during our second consultation in her downtown Durham, N.C., office. Before divulging it, she asked a question: “Are you willing to pay $16,000 for Zoe?”
 
In our first meeting I’d explained to the lawyer, Milan Pham, that I didn’t really care about our “stuff.” “North Carolina state law is clear,” she told me. “Community property — property acquired during the marriage — is to be divided equally.” Anything Jim and I had owned separately before the marriage was still his and his.
 
But Zoe was not “stuff.”
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Surveillance system and database will prevent mosquito-borne diseases from spreading

 

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.