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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 – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom vetoed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that would have provided greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.
 
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.