Press Releases

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
SACRAMENTO – A coalition of Democrats introduced a package of legislation to address the findings of a state audit report which found more than a million children did not receive their required blood lead tests and services.
Monday, January 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) today called for action on the unfolding global climate crisis with the introduction of his resolution, ACR 143.


Citing his time at NASA, Quirk explained, “The impacts of climate change have become increasingly clear and increasingly dire over the 40 years that I’ve studied what is happening to the planet. In fact, the model I developed when I worked at NASA, which is still in use today, indicates that we are in a full-blown crisis. We couldn’t have anticipated the magnitude of what we are seeing today.”

Sunday, October 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) partnered with Alameda County and Western Center on Law and Poverty to introduce a bill to streamline and align the CalFresh and CalWORKs programs in order to assist sponsored noncitizen individuals and families from the risk of hunger and homelessness.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect public health and the environment. However, today Governor Newsom vetoed AB 733, by Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s (D-Hayward), which would have enabled California to identify this waste using tests that are human and result in more accurate identification. . 


Friday, October 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Recognizing the growing need for public services and the constraints Alameda and Santa Cruz Counties were facing to meet those demands, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) took the lead in making changes to how the Transactions and Use Tax Law cap is calculated.


Thursday, October 10, 2019
Bill to set cleanup standards for fentanyl is signed into law.
SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill to add fentanyl to the Methamphetamine Contaminated Property Act of 2005 in order to set interim cleanup standards for fentanyl-contaminated property and to provide direction to local health officers for the oversight and cleanup of fentanyl-contaminated properties. The measure has been signed into law.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to require local health agencies to post advisories at California lakes, streams and rivers regarding what types of, and how much, fish can be safely eaten, has been signed into law by Governor Newsom.