Press Releases

Bill to Protect Legal Non-Citizens from going Hungry and Homeless is Vetoed

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.

 

Quirk Effort for Accurate and Humane Hazardous Waste Identification is Stalled with Veto

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. . 

 

California Law Protects Residents from Fentanyl Exposure

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 h

Bill Will Improve Energy Resource Plans

SACRAMENTO – AB 1584, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), to ensure that energy procurement is purchased equitably has been signed into law. Governor Newsom signed this bill as part of the package of bills that cover various recommendations issued in the Governor’s Strike Report that was published in June.