Press Releases

Governor Signs bill to Improve Transparency Within Drinking Water Program

SACRAMENTO – California has an important yet complex regulatory system for ensuring Californians receive clean drinking water. Governor Newsom signed AB 2560 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that will provide greater transparency to the process the state uses when identifying certain levels of contaminants found in drinking water.

Quirk Bill to Protect Communication During Catastrophic Events is Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) that creates an expedited process for the installation of low-emission, emergency standby generators that will provide back-up power for telecommunication throughout our state during a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event, or a catastrophic emergency, has been signed into law by Governor Newsom. 

Bill to Provide Relief to the Cannabis Industry is Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to ease the regulatory burden on the cannabis industry has been signed into law. The bill, AB 1458 will increase the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) variance for edible cannabis products. 

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. .