Press Releases

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Fremont students testified in front of the Assembly Budget Sub-Committee-3 to request a modest budget allocation to help cover the cost of care for retired police dogs.

 

These students, from Niles Elementary School and Washington High School, are members of “We Love Pi,” which is part of the First Lego League (FLL), an international robotics competition. As part of the program, students are required to identify a problem based on the year’s theme and develop a solution. This year’s theme is “Animal Allies.”

Friday, May 5, 2017

UNION CITY – Assemblymember Quirk (D-Hayward) celebrated National Small Business Week with his second annual Small Business Breakfast at Mexico Tipico in Union City. According to Assemblymember Quirk, “Small businesses are truly the backbone of the state’s economy. California’s small businesses employ half of the state’s private workforce. I am proud to see small businesses thriving in the 20th Assembly District.”

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

HAYWARD – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), in partnership with REACH Ashland Youth Center and VSP, provided FREE vision exams and glasses to over 50 children and families.

 

“REACH provides a wide variety of programs and services to youth – from job training to dance and music courses. All programs are provided free of charge. They have been providing opportunities to the youth of the Ashland community since 2013 and I am honored to partner with them by bringing critically needed vision services,” said Assemblymember Quirk. 

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, responsible for reviewing bills on topics including hazardous waste, lead contamination and water quality passed AB 1316 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) on a 4 to 2 vote.

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is named “Legislator of the Year” by the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA).

 

“Assemblymember Quirk has given me advice for years. Anytime there is legislation impacting the cannabis industry, he always wants to know how CCIA feels about it,” said Nate Bradley, Executive Director of CCIA, before presenting Assemblymember Quirk with the award.

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislature celebrated Women’s History Month by honoring women who have contributed to their community. Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) chose to honor Moina Shaiq at this year’s Woman of the Year Ceremony.

 

“This annual celebration is an opportunity for us to collectively reflect on the strides women have made in our communities and how they have changed history. Moreover, I hope that this ceremony serves to inspire young women,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1316 to require all children in California to be tested for lead.

 

Since the 1970s, federal and state policies banning the use of lead in gasoline and paint have resulted in drastic reductions in childhood lead exposure. However, legacy lead – in paint, plumbing, contaminated soil, water sources – means that children are still exposed to this toxic metal. Given the ages of California's infrastructure, lead exposure risks are ubiquitous.