News Room

Friday, February 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee, introduced legislation to establish a state certification program for local health officers who oversee the cleanup of contaminated sites to ensure that they have the necessary expertise to carry out these responsibilities in a manner that is protective of public health and the environment.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WHO:              Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward); Senator Ben Allen (D- Santa Monica); and, representatives from the venture capital, chemical, and product industries; environmental and public health organizations; and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

WHAT:            Joint Legislative Hearing:  California’s Green Chemistry Program: Are We Protecting People from Toxic Chemicals in Products?

WHERE:           California State Capitol, Room 437, Sacramento

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AB 402 to ensure that local health officials have sufficient resources to provide oversight for small drinking water systems.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – As part of Science & Technology Week, the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) awarded Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) with the “Science in Public Service Award” Monday evening. The award was presented during the CCST Science & Technology Week Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony at The Mix in Sacramento. 

“I am truly honored and thankful to be recognized by the California Council on Science and Technology,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Sarah Brady, California Council on Science and Technology

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established via the California State Legislature to serve state leaders, is proud to announce the recipient of its CCST Leadership Award for Science in Public Service.

This year’s awardee, Assemblymember Bill Quirk, will be recognized during the CCST Science & Technology Week Reception and Leadership Awards Ceremony, Monday, February 4, 2019, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at The MiX in Sacramento. The greater Capitol community is invited to attend. This event kicks off a week of events hosted by CCST at the State Capitol.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter will be hosting their 4th Annual All Fur Love Pet Adoption Day. Come and help our furry friends find forever homes and learn about how to adopt a pet, proper pet care, animal safety laws and updates on current legislation protecting pets.

There will be free and reduced cost pet adoptions to qualified homes. The shelter will also be taking donations for those who already have furry companions and would like to take a photo at the Valentine's Day themed photo booth.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D – Hayward) has introduced legislation that will officially recognize a preventive surveillance system and database known as CalSurv, which tracks disease-spreading mosquitoes – where they are, where they’ve been, where they may be heading, and where new diseases might be emerging.