News Room

Sunday, October 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) partnered with Alameda County and Western Center on Law and Poverty to introduce a bill to streamline and align the CalFresh and CalWORKs programs in order to assist sponsored noncitizen individuals and families from the risk of hunger and homelessness.

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect public health and the environment. However, today Governor Newsom vetoed AB 733, by Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s (D-Hayward), which would have enabled California to identify this waste using tests that are human and result in more accurate identification. . 

 

Friday, October 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Recognizing the growing need for public services and the constraints Alameda and Santa Cruz Counties were facing to meet those demands, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) took the lead in making changes to how the Transactions and Use Tax Law cap is calculated.

 

Friday, October 11, 2019
AB 1596 will also set standards on property cleanup procedures where the drug was used
 
Evan Symon, California Globe
 
Fentanyl became the second drug in California to have specialized decontaminate laws after Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1596 into law earlier this week.
 
AB 1596 revises the Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Act to the Methamphetamine or Fentanyl Contaminated Property Cleanup Act. Under the newly revised act, statewide cleanup standards will be created and enforced by health officers.
 
Before the addition of Fentanyl, only methamphetamine had been listed in California as a type of drug that would contaminate a property to such an extent that it made it unlivable for the next tenant until it was cleaned.
 
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Bill to set cleanup standards for fentanyl is signed into law.
 
SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill to add fentanyl to the Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Act of 2005 in order to set interim cleanup standards for fentanyl-contaminated property and to provide direction to local health officers for the oversight and cleanup of fentanyl-contaminated properties. The measure has been signed into law.
 
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