Assemblymember Quirk Announces 2016 Legislative Package

Saturday, February 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Quirk has introduced all of his bills for the 2016 legislative session, covering a range of important issues. “This is probably one of my most diverse legislative packages to date,” he said. “This year I am working on a range of issues covering education, elections, transportation, climate change, energy, and public safety. It’s going to be a busy year but I look forward to the challenges and successes.”

Assemblymember Quirk’s legislative package includes the following bills:

  • AB 1778: requires California colleges and universities to provide training annually to employees on what their obligations are in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking involving students. 
  • AB 1785: clarifies current driver safety laws by addressing what it means to be a distracted driver.
  • AB 2027: seeks to help victims of labor and sex trafficking by encouraging them to work with the appropriate agency that can help bring them justice for the crimes they were unjustly subjected to.  
  • AB 2379: require the California Energy Commission to include a comparison of actual energy efficiency savings and models savings in their biannual Integrated Energy Policy Report.

Elected in 2012, Bill Quirk brings his PhD in astrophysics and career as an educator and scientist to the State Assembly.  He is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California’s Clean Energy Economy, and a member of the Assembly Committees on Agriculture, Appropriations, Revenue & Taxation, and Utilities & Commerce.

Website of Assemblymember Quirk: http://www.asmdc.org/quirk