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Monday, July 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bill introduced by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to prevent ticket scalpers from purchasing large quantities of tickets and reselling them at inflated prices, sometimes up to thirty times the ticket’s face value, has been signed into law.

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

HAYWARD - In honor of Child Vision Awareness Month, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), in partnership with Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN), provided 40 VSP vouchers for FREE vision exams and glasses to children and families during HPN’s Fresh Food for Families Program at Eden Greenway Park in Hayward.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Quirk (D-Hayward) selected Buffalo Bill’s Brewery as his 2019 Small Business of the Year Honoree. On June 19, Geoff Harries, owner of Buffalo Bills Brewery, joined the Assemblymember for a ceremony and luncheon in Sacramento.

 

Every year, the California Small Business Association encourages members of the California Legislature to invite a small business from their district for a celebration in Sacramento.

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ruth Schneider, Eureka Times-Standard

A new California law aims to make it easier to offer forever homes to kittens. The bill is among the first signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

“I was surprised to learn that shelters are required to hold kittens for three days before turning them over to qualified individuals for adoption,” Assemblyman Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the author of AB 1565, said in a prepared statement. “These tiny animals require 24-hour care, and limitations at shelters mean that a lot kittens, are sadly, being unnecessarily euthanized.”

The new law limits the amount of time a kitten is required to be held before it can be adopted out.

Quirk said being a pet owner himself played a role in his authoring the legislation.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Bill to remove mandatory wait time and reduce the euthanasia of kittens is signed into law

 

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill to allow kittens in animal shelters to be made immediately available for adoption to members of the public. His bill, AB 1565, has been signed into law.

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Kyung Mi Lee, Sacramento Bee

 

California’s stray kittens can be adopted more easily, thanks to a new law signed by the governor on Wednesday.

The law will allow people to adopt kittens under 8 weeks old at animal shelters, waiving a mandatory six-day waiting period that California had required for stray cats since 1998.

Advocates for stray cats worried that the holding period slowed the adoption process and decreased kittens’ chances of finding a home. Animals directly surrendered by their owners are eligible for immediate adoption or transfers for placement.

“Kittens need extra and attention and care. Finding them forever homes as quickly as possible should not be hindered by law,” said Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, who wrote Assembly Bill 1565.