California Public Parking Association Names Assemblymember Quirk “Legislator of the Year” for His Efforts to Decrease Store-Front Crashes

Thursday, November 3, 2016

GARDEN GROVE – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is named “Legislator of the Year” by the California Public Parking Association (CPPA). Ron Profeta, the 2016 President of CPPA made the announcement today at its 33rd Annual Conference.

Assemblymember Quirk was granted this award for his work on AB 2161, which provides for clearer codes statewide for safety barriers used in places such as parking lots (especially retail, and storefronts) and provides for insurers to give discounted rates to property owners and business owners who install approved protective devices.  “Saving lives, saving property, saving money -- how many times can you say those things about a single piece of legislation?” Proeta said.

“I am humbled by CPPA’s award. Storefront crashes happen far more frequently than people realize. Many of these crashes result in tragedy. I know that my bill will help save lives by guiding standards and building codes. I thank CPPA for their recognition,” Assemblymember Quirk stated upon learning he was the recipient of the award.

Governor Brown signed AB 2161 into law in July. AB 2161 goes into effect on January 1, 2017.

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 Select Committee on California’s Clean Energy Economy, and a member of the Assembly Committees on Agriculture, Appropriations, Public Safety, Revenue & Taxation, Rules, and Utilities & Commerce.

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