Press Releases

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) partnered with the League of California Cities, to introduce a bill, AB 2598, to address health and safety violations on vacant or blighted properties. Today, that bill was signed into law.

 

In cities and counties across California, many commercial property owners do not properly maintain vacant properties, leading to criminal activity, escalated municipal costs because of the resources needed to police and protect them, and contribute to overall community decline and disinvestment.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Frustrated by a lack of transparency in the sharing of police personnel records, especially for officers found guilty of misconduct, lead Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to introduce a bill to change that practice. Today, that bill was signed into law.

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 2125, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), to create an election results verification pilot program, has been signed into law.

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) partnered with Alameda County and Western Center on Law and Poverty to introduce a bill, AB 2111, that streamlines and aligns the CalFresh and CalWORKs programs in order to assist sponsored noncitizen individuals and families from the risk of hunger and homelessness. Governor Brown vetoed this bill earlier today.

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier in the year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), met with a University of California professor who expressed frustration over California’s open meeting requirements, known as Bagley-Keene, and explained how these antiquated rules were actually hindering the ability of advisory committees to do their work.  

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to improve the impact and the effective of California’s LifeLine Program, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) authored AB 2652. This bill, that would have improved the administration of the program by making it easier for customers to enroll and stay enrolled in the program, was vetoed by Governor Brown.

 

Administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the LifeLine program provides discounted home phone and cell phone services for qualifying low-income households to help consumers cover the costs of their phone bills. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), to help law enforcement trace the origins of firearms used in crimes has been signed into law.