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Thursday, February 20, 2020
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is taking action in addressing a major economic inequality occurring on a daily basis by putting an end to the poor subsidizing credit card benefits to the wealthy.  AB 2695 eliminates the ban retailers have with regard to charging a surcharge on credit card transactions.
 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
SACRAMENTO – A coalition of Democrats introduced a package of legislation to address the findings of a state audit report which found more than a million children did not receive their required blood lead tests and services.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Debra Kahn, Politico
 
The Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee approved a bill today that would give the state far more power to restrict chemicals in cosmetics.
 
CA AB495 (19R), by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), would model the state's rules after the European Union's by specifying a list of toxic chemicals that can't be contained in cosmetics, including formaldehyde, asbestos, mercury and several categories of a chemical known as PFAS. The bill would give the state the authority to impose recalls, injunctions and civil or criminal penalties for violations.
 
The bill passed 5-0 with Assemblymembers Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), Devon Mathis (R-Visalia), Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) and Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) not voting.
 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Assemblymember Quirk 2020 First Bills Across Desk jpg
Assemblymember Quirk 2020 First Bills Across Desk jpg